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Does Christianity cause violence or does it offer a path to peace? Suzanne Ross explores the relationship and history of religion and violence as a love story, illuminated by René Girard’s mimetic theory.

Adam Ericksen asks the big question, “Is God violent?” Taking a look at how Jesus interprets scripture gives us powerful insights.

The holiday season can be a time of joy and celebration, but sometimes bring up pain and the feeling that you don’t belong., Lindsey Paris-Lopez shares a poetic letter to remind you of an important truth: you are loved.

Suzanne Ross ponders on the doctrine of the Incarnation and brings up insights that will change the way you think about yourself, your relationships, and where God is present in your life.

Social media often gets a bad rap for being an arena for comparison and competition, but it can also be a way to genuinely (and healthily) connect with others. In this post, Pastor Adam Ericksen shares his 4 tips to foster healthy relationships online.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez shares what she has learned from indigenous wisdom, and how living a life of gratitude fosters stewardship, hope, and positive change.

In a swipe-right world, is it possible to find lifelong love? Suzanne Ross shares what the Bible has to say and shares three tips on how to be more authentic and vulnerable.

Pastor Adam Ericksen poses the question “Why are younger generations leaving their churches?” and explores how Jesus would approach the situation.

Being our authentic selves is worth the risk. Lindsey Paris-Lopez relates her experience converting to Islam as a teenager and how it affected her family relationships and sense of belonging.

What happens when scandal strikes? Suzanne Ross delves into the truths behind scandals, why scandals happen, and offers three tips to become “unscandalized.”