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5 Phrases Teens Should Start Using During Intense Discussions (Navigating Disagreements part 4)

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Have you ever been involved in an intense discussion? Perhaps it was with your siblings or your parents or with a friend. I’m not talking about an excited conversation, such as you might have about whether or not Lebron James is a better basketball player than Michael Jordan or whether or not Minnesota is a more beautiful state than Michigan. Those conversations might sound intense–people...

How To Deal With Racism in Old Books

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One day, wanting a fun, easy read, I pulled a P.G. Wodehouse book off the shelf. P.G. Wodehouse was a British author who wrote hilarious, clever books, and they always cheer me up when I’m having a rough time. This particular book was titled Thank You, Jeeves, and was published in the 1930s. It followed two popular characters created by Wodehouse: Bertie Wooster, a rich British chap who’s always...

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Being Friends With People Who Are Different From You

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I have a confession to make. When I said I could write an article about how to be friends with people who are different than you, I was excited to tackle the topic. But as time went on and I prayed and wrote and prayed and stared at that blinking cursor, I had to take a look at my own life. Where are my different friends? How am I supposed to be an expert on making friends who are different than...

2020 Is Not the Worst Year Ever

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2020 has been a terrible year. We’re only halfway through it, and I’ve already seen several articles, videos, and online forums label 2020 as “the worst year” of this century, of their lives, and even of all time. (Just Google “2020 is the worst year,” and you’ll see what I mean.) Based on what has already happened so far, I can see why. 2020 Unmasked This year boasts a...

3 Things To Do In Response to Violence and Injustice

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I want to make my position and background clear: I am a white, female teenager, and I live in Minnesota’s Twin Cities—Minneapolis and St. Paul. When I was born, I unknowingly had privilege others would never have, simply because of my background and skin color. Racism is a human construction, founded in sin.  From the biblical era, forms of racism have existed as one people group prejudiced...

What Romans 12 Teaches Us About Responding to Prejudice and Racism

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I woke up this morning, grabbed my phone, and opened Instagram. Stories and posts demand justice for a man named George Floyd, people in protest against our country’s judicial system, and controversy surrounding all of it. It’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind of opinion. How can I sort through all of this? I remember my mom’s words spoken so truly in one of our conversations surrounding another...

Ahmaud Arbery and The Church’s Response to Racism

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Several weeks ago, I found out about the tragic murder of an innocent African-American young man. I’m not going to lie, I’m angry. I’m hurt. My heart breaks for Ahmaud’s family, who have been through so much loss and are just now receiving justice. My heart hurts for the African-American community and for those who are afraid that something like this will happen to them. Through this...

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rebelling against low expectations

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