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To All God’s Anxious Children

To All God’s Anxious Children

This article is for anyone who steps into church, hurt or scared. Anyone who has a hard time passing through those doors, far from comfort. Anyone whose doubts and worries huddle close to their heart, threatening to isolate them. But you come to church anyway. You serve anyway. You worship anyway. All the while, leaning […]

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The Old Testament Scriptures: What They Are and Why We Read Them

The Old Testament Scriptures: What They Are and Why We Read Them

What are the Old Testament scriptures, and why do Christians continue to study them? The Old Testament scriptures are a collection of 66 books written by and for ancient Jews. They include ancient law, historical narrative, wisdom literature, poetry, and prophecy. As for prophecy, the Old Testament promises eventual deliverance from a Messiah yet ends […]

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Characteristics of an Effective Counselor: Unique Characteristics of a Christian Counselor (Part 4)

Characteristics of an Effective Counselor: Unique Characteristics of a Christian Counselor (Part 4)

*Editor’s Note: this is Part 4 in a series on how you—yes, you—can help bring wise and kind counsel to a young person’s life. For Part 1 (“Do You Have What It Takes?”), click here, and for Part 2 (“The ‘Big 3’ Characteristics”), click here, and for Part 3 (“Additional Traits That Contribute to Successful Youth […]

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Navigating an Election Year Without Losing the Gospel

Navigating an Election Year Without Losing the Gospel

We’re living in volatile times, and the division keeps running deeper. It’s slicing even Christian families and churches right down the middle. Red-state parents send their kids off to deep-blue colleges, and the kids come back home armed with slogans and statistics proving how systemically racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and imperialistic the USA is. Parents respond […]

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Choose Courageous Renewal

Choose Courageous Renewal

February 5, 2024 Dear RENEW.org Network Friends, Last year, our team at RENEW.org Network prayed and worked through our theme for 2024 and our National Gathering in Indianapolis, April 29/30. After prayer and multiple conversations, we landed on what we believe is the most important challenge that church leaders and churches face right now: Courageous […]

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