5 days ago · There’s been a lot of chatter lately about the causes and the effects of dechurching in the United States over the past 25 years, prompted by an informative book by Michael Graham and Jim Davis, The Great Dechurching, which contains research on why people have left the church and includes suggestions for how to woo them back.
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5 days ago · Pilgrimage in Scripture. The idea of a pilgrimage has an incredibly strong foundation in both the Old and New Testaments. The spiritual importance of pilgrimage is manifested often in physical journeys and trials — from Abraham’s journey of faith all the way to the missionary journeys of St. Paul.
3 days ago · These self-harm images may dredge up memories of past self-harming sessions, guilt, self-loathing, and other negative thought patterns that make people feel compelled to self injure again. Imagine having such overwhelming feelings of guilt, sadness, emptiness, self-hate, and rage that you don't know how to cope with it.
3 days ago · Updated December 2, 2023 Christmas in Congo is a major celebration that unites all locals, young and old, poor and rich. Despite wars, political, and economic crises that have been devastating the country for decades, people in Congo never lose the magical spirit of Christmas.