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4 Prayers To Fuel a Passion for God’s Word

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Do you always find it easy to read the Bible? Do you constantly burn with a deep passion for God’s Word? If you honestly couldn’t answer yes to those questions, maybe these will resonate more. Do you struggle to meditate on God’s Word? Do you get distracted when you sit down to read? Do you long to delight in God? Yes? I know, me too. Too often our pursuit of God is so weak. We struggle with half...

Mere Devotion: 6 Things the Divided Church Can Unite In

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Christianity is divided. This fact is as undeniable as it is devastating. Jesus prayed that we would all be one–but two thousand years later we are everything but. The idea that the Church could one day be united seems almost fantastical. There are over 30,000 denominations in existence today. This means that we are .003% of the way toward the ideal that Jesus laid down for his bride: unity...

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Hope for Strivers—Truth for When You Don’t Feel Good Enough

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Do you feel pressure to make up for your sin, or “clean yourself up” before coming to God? Even though you know that God’s grace is a free gift, do you sometimes feel unworthy of it? Or maybe you’re a slave to other’s opinions of you and need to be accepted in their eyes in order to feel okay. I have some news for you: you’re not good enough. And though this...

Are Internships Right for You? Why and How Christian Teens Should Consider Internships

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Figuring out our future careers and callings can be both scary and exciting. Some people seem to have a very clear call from God on what they are supposed to do with their career, but from my experience, a crystal-clear vision isn’t the norm. Most people need opportunities to experiment with different jobs before they discover what fits them best. When I was in high school, I assumed college...

The Right and Wrong Responses of Justice

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We know God calls us to do justice. In the last article, we discovered what justice is and why we need to respond. But still the question is: how? How do we do justice in an effective, biblical way?  We need to recognize that there are both right and wrong responses to injustice. Let’s start with considering the wrong response. The Wrong Response In responding to injustice and trying to set...

The Hard Thing of Justice: Christian Justice for the Teenager

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Social media over the past months has brought the world to our doorstep. Among family reunion photos and cheeky memes, we may also come across news and pictures depicting abject human suffering. These things move our hearts and stir within us a desire to right wrongs and fight injustice. If you have a heart of compassion, causes large and small can make the internet an emotionally wearying place...

When Life Breaks Your Heart–This is Your Hope

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I just want to go back. I can’t tell you how many times this thought has crossed my mind lately. I want to go back three months ago and alter the course of the future. I want to go back to the me I used to be before grief pummeled my heart and hopes and dreams collapsed. I want to go back to the precious memories of lost relationships. I want to go back to a pre-pandemic world. I just want to go...

Dear Wormwood: Screwtape’s Advice For Christian Young Women

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Editor’s Note: The Screwtape Letters is the title of a book by C.S. Lewis in which an older demon gives advice to a younger tempter through a series of letters. Needless to say, the advice given is exactly what we should guard against as Christians. This article is written in the style of a Screwtape letter, addressing the subject of young women. “The Enemy” refers to God, and...

Soul and Wonder Woman 1984: How To Deal With Disappointment

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I had planned on writing separate reviews for both Pixar’s new film Soul and Warner Brother’s Wonder Woman 1984. However, after I saw both films I realized that the themes which stuck out to me were similar and I should tie them together. Spoilers for both films below! You have been warned. Soul follows the character Joe Gardner, a band teacher and jazz pianist. He gets the opportunity to fulfill...

You’re Not Enough (But That’s Okay)

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Am I enough? So many teens walk around today asking themselves, “Am I enough?” The world gives us two opposite messages: They boost our self esteem and praise us for our works, looks, job, etc. They destroy our self esteem by telling us all that we aren’t. I don’t know about you, but I get sent the second one far more many times than the first. I feel that I can’t measure up, please everyone, or...

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