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Christianity, humility & pride: Have I Become the Christian I Can’t Stand?

“I know too many people that have been ‘burned’ by a ‘well-intentioned, God-fearing Christian.'”

Encouragement & self-esteem: 5 Tips for Recovering from Emotional Pain

“Here are five questions people often ask about psychological injuries: 1. Why does getting rejected hurt so much? … 2. If thinking about your feelings is good for you, how can brooding and ruminating be bad? … 3. Is it possible to prevent a significant failure from affecting your self-esteem? … 4. Why do people who have hurt another person’s feelings still feel guilty even after they’ve apologized? … 5. Why do some daily users of positive affirmations still have low self-esteem?”

Kindness: What I Regret Most In My Life Are Failures of Kindness

“… sin in the form of selfishness and self-absorption is deeply ingrained.”

Love & relationships: “But He’s Not My Neighbor”

“Jesus’ point is: don’t let yourself off the hook of the command to love your neighbor as yourself by limiting it only to a narrow group of people.”

Millenials: Millennials and Leaving Church: Really?

“Are today’s youth abandoning the Church? Is there cause for alarm? Or is the condition with youth in the church today about the same as always? These are questions that many people are asking and many people are also answering them. Often in uninformed ways.”

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