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What does the Bible teach about repentance? Read these seven quick points to discover a biblical summary of this essential Christian practice.

In the day of social media, all it takes to make a “friend” is the click of a button. But, what does it mean to have a true friendship that is healthy, strong, and makes space for the other to walk through life with you? Boundaries can facilitate that kind of relationship. Ellen Martin shares four reasons why boundaries are vitally important to building and sustaining healthy friendships.

What can we learn by physical health and exercise? Randy Hardman shares his thoughts on loving God with all our strength, and how that translated into wholeness for him.

In many Christian ministry circles, people believe that in order to serve God, we have to sacrifice ourselves and "burn out or rust out." Elizabeth Peterson shares her journey of learning good self care and five core truths she has learned in the process.

What is Spiritual Direction like? What does it take to be a Spiritual Director? Laura Beach discusses how Spiritual Direction is like jazz: a holy version of controlled and trained improvisation in which the Spiritual Director listens and responds to the Spirit of God and the other.

The most important book of 2016 is The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, by...

It all was so seductive. Wasn't I loving others by helping them? Didn't they really need my help? Isn't it selfish to put my eyes on life? Satan knew just how to trap me in this game. Kathy Milans shares her journey toward healthy boundaries.

Children learn best by the hands-on work of play and journeying through everyday life. Marilyn Elliott shares a teachable experience she had with her kids. When their pet hamster died, she used the experience to help them understand what happens when a loved one passes away.
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Jesus connects the mission of the church, the reception of the Holy Spirit, and forgiveness. He makes forgiveness what the church, the community of disciples, does in the world.
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Watch this Seven Minute Seminary by Dr. Virginia Holeman as she makes the connection between the trinitarian God of Christianity and the process of healing and sanctification for all person.