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Three Creeks Church

"...I am going to start this post with a disclaimer: I am biased about Three Creeks for a myriad of reasons. I have heard about this church for a long time, well before it launched. I have seen my friends work very hard to create a welcoming place of worship for the people of Gahanna. I attended church today with those friends, and standing in a church you are familiar with next to your best friends is a very different experience than standing in a new church alone..."

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Good Christian Fun (& Tory goes to Florida)

"I think Christianity’s lack of women in leadership has been a huge flaw for hundreds of years, but that is true of most industries and not just the clergy. Carol is a trailblazer in a time when women are demanding more, and it is women like her that are paving way for women like me to want to be a Christian.

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Atonement Lutheran Church

"Jesus is strong, we are weak, we are sinners, we suck. The reverend said it much more eloquently, but he elaborated on all the ways humanity is fallible. This week, having been so violent, was an unfortunate example of how vulnerable humans can be. No one is safe, nowhere feels safe."

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Ash Wednesday Bonus Post!

"The ashes are made from the burned palms from the previous palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter) mixed with oil to make a paste and applied to the forehead in a cross formation. Ashes represent repentance, rooted biblically in Daniel chapter 9 which links fasting with ashes as well as Genesis 3:19, 'for dust you are and to dust you shall return.'"

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Northwest United Methodist

"... oftentimes, church can be a place where people hide pieces of themselves, just like people do in the workplace. We hide things we think might be shameful, parts of ourselves that are vulnerable, and (in church especially) doubts we have. If we hide those things, then we are only displaying idyllic versions of ourselves, and not truthful versions..."

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The Bible pt. 3

"...It’s weird how the completely appalling things in the Old Testament aren’t striking me as shocking anymore. Marrying cousins? Multiple wives? Handmaids? I hate all of those things..."

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Christ Anglican Church

"...It was interesting that this was the first service I went to. Although I didn’t vibe with the church itself, the sermon had a part about seeking God. The reverend said 'we must nurture our faith. People don’t like faith because they haven’t looked for Him'..."

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How to Read this Blog

"...I had always seen Christianity as something binary. Either you believed it all or none of it. Doubt meant you had no faith. Being a person that rationalizes most things in my life using logical reasoning over emotional reasoning, I knew I could never be all in, all faith..."

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Tory FieldsQuestions
The Bible pt. 1

"… how do we deal with the characterization of Eve? Does Eve being made to be subservient to Adam imply that God’s will is for all women to be subservient? Does Eve being the one to be tricked by Satan and dooming humanity characterize all women as gullible? Or is she just the vessel to convey how humans started as innocent and evolved into sinful beings, and she just happens to be female? "

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What is this?

"...age and experience have helped me realize I don't know much of anything. Every day life shoves something new at me that makes me question what I am doing, what I believe to be true, and how I live my life..."

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