The Best Years of My Life: Falling Back in Love with the Church

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By Sophia Agtarap When church was just a habit without meaning, Matt Hooper walked away. Which meant he would have to fall in love all over again. Church means different things to different people. For some, it’s a community of people who gather on a Sunday morning. For others, it’s an irrelevant place. For Matt [Read More...]

The Fruit of Soulful Love: Marvin Gaye, God and Us

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The late Marvin Gaye was my first proper crush. His chocolate buttery voice courted me. Like molasses, his lyrics seeped into my heart, mind, and soul. The “[p]leasant words” of his love songs to God were, and still are, “like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body” (Proverbs 16:24*). When my ten-year-old [Read More...]

5 Things I Want My Youth To Know As They Graduate High School

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The end of a school year brings with it the whole gambit of emotions as those of us in youth ministry take the opportunity to reflect upon the journey of the past several months. It is in this time of reflection that we revisit the “highs” and “lows” of the year, give thanks for students [Read More...]


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