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Safe to Talk About and Work Through Anything: Part 3

Safe to Talk About and Work Through Anything: Part 3

Christianity doesn’t have the greatest reputation today. Some of that is the fault of Christians. Some of that is unfair criticism. But as people who bear the name of Jesus and are supposed to be representing him well, we should care about Christianity’s reputation to the watching world. Now, this doesn’t mean we can or should try to correct every misconception, but this does mean we can and should make Jesus beautiful and strip away the ugliness that gets associated with him.

Now, what does this have to do with being a church where it is safe to not be a Christian?

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Safe to Talk About and Work Through Anything: Part 2

Safe to Talk About and Work Through Anything: Part 2

We are continuing to look out in more detail on one of our core values:  We want to be a community that is safe to talk about and work through anything.

All four of our core values can be found HERE.

In the last post, we discussed the first aspect of this - being a safe place to doubt and question. In this post, we will look at being a community where it is safe to lament and mourn.

How do we avoid cliches and become a safe place to lament and mourn? Sometimes God doesn't feel good and present. Is that ok?

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Jonah, Sleepiness and Serving Others

Jonah, Sleepiness and Serving Others

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the book of Jonah?

Probably a fish and a cucumber. :)

There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. At the same time, the actual fish appears in just a few lines in the story. To the ancient reader, the fish isn’t the thing. There’s something more going on.

Reading Jonah carefully is like eating your vegetables. It’s good for you, but not very fun.

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