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Leader Earns Trust by Getting in the Mud with Others

Saul and Pilar Cruz, a married couple who founded Armonia Ministries in Mexico City, launched their ministry by planting a church on the edge of a vast ...


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No Other Religion Proclaims God's Vulnerability
There is no way to have a real relationship without becoming vulnerable to hurt. Christmas tells us that God became breakable and fragile. God became ...

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Jesus' Birth Declares God's Love for Sinners

According to Martin Luther, even from his birth, Jesus was standing with sinners. Luther wrote:

Christ is the kind of person who is not ashamed of sinners—in ...

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The Mother of a Gang Member Demonstrates God's Love

Gregory Boyle retells the story of a 15-year-old gang member named Rigo. Rigo was getting ready for a special worship service for incarcerated youth when ...


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Research on Young Adults Leaving Christianity

Among young adults in the U.S., sociologists are seeing a major shift taking place away from Christianity. Recent studies have brought the trend to light. ...


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Preacher Jerry Falwell Befriends Porn-Publisher Larry Flynt

The names Jerry Falwell and Larry Flynt may provoke strong reactions from some people in our culture. But the following story, shared by Falwell's son ...


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Med Student Led to Christ Through a Fellow Student’s Kindness

In his book, The Enormous Exception, Earl Palmer tells about a pre-med undergrad at the University of California Berkley who became a Christian after ...


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Loving the Unlovable as Christ Loved Us

Jean Vanier, founder of the L'Arche communities, told the following story about persevering in our practice of unconditional love:

I know a man who lives ...

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The Cross: Christ Descends into Our Sin

Theologian James R. Edwards retells the following true story to illustrate our need and Christ's response to our need. In August 1957 four climbers—two ...


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Woman Throws Engagement Ring

One fine day in 1941, Violet Bailey and her fiancé Samuel Booth were strolling through the English countryside, deeply in love and engaged to be ...


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