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More Questions Than Answers

I sat in a fluorescent lit conference room in Peachtree City, GA. Wade in the Water echoed in the room from the morning’s worship and the floor was open for those contemplating vocation and seeking advice to share with the group. There was a space of silence as the room prepared for the next person to offer their discernments.

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By: Christina Schmitt November 09, 2015

Marking Vocational Transitions Faithfully

I was only 20 years old when a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church hired me – a devoted United Methodist to serve as Assistant Minister for Youth. At that point in my life, I was certain of my place in the church.

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By: Rob Lee April 21, 2015

Falling Deeper Into My Calling

Last week a kid died in the alley by my office. A homeless kid. He overdosed and fell into a deep forever-sleep by the mail truck next to my office. His name was Dylan.

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By: Margie Quinn March 25, 2015

What is Worship to Me

What does worship mean to you? As I contemplated that question, I began to examine my heart in the midst of my worship. For example, was I really worshiping God, or just uttering words with no substance.

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By: Anthony Ramos-Ruiz February 10, 2015

Sacred Cows at the Lord’s Table

There were four of us young adults: my United Methodist self, an Episcopalian, a self-avowed Luthera-costal, and a non-denominational turned Presbyterian. As we sat together in the musty, old-fashioned bed and breakfast that was our home-base for the Wild Goose Festival ...

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By: Cassidhe Hart January 06, 2015