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Being a Compassionate Presence

How can Orthodox Christians better be a compassionate presence in this world of confusion, fear, and anger?
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A New Way to Learn the Bible

Y2AM is happy to announce a new tool to help you better understand the Bible and connect with Christ.
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Holding on to God in Hard Times

Experiencing hard times, especially natural disasters, can challenge our faith as we struggle to hold on to God.
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Balancing Our Inner Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha often personify the roles of prayer and action. How do we balance these in our own lives?
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3 Things "Game of Thrones" Gets Right

"Pop Culture Coffee Hour" is back with a new episode on "Game of Thrones."
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The Evil of Ignoring Evil

The Church, grounded in a knowledge of spiritual health, sometimes needs to speak against spiritual illness.
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How Service Changes Lives

Service is more than just a nice thing to do. Here are two reasons it changes lives.
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Yes, I Read *The Benedict Option*

Lately, Rod Dreher's *The Benedict Option* has been showing up on people's bookshelves; Christian read it and it brought up some deep longings for community.
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What Domino's Pizza Taught Me About Church Leadership

A few years ago, Domino's Pizza admitted a huge mistake. And then they fixed it. That's a powerful lesson for Church leaders everywhere.
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All In Our Perspective

The Orthodox Church gives us a fresh perspective to face life’s many challenges.
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Help! I’m a People-Pleaser

The compulsion to make others happy affects many of us. But what’s at the core of this problem, and how do we get out of it?
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Running from Life

We all try to escape being uncomfortable. Instead, the Church guides us to face life with Christ.
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The Incredible Impact of "Be the Bee"

As we count down to the last episode of "Be the Bee." Steve takes a look back and the incredible impact of the series.
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I’m Only Human

How often do we say or hear others say, “I’m only human”? Here are some reasons we probably shouldn’t.
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So You Say You Want a Miracle

When I hear about people who have experienced miracles, I can’t help but think, “I want that"...a super awesome miracle moment that changes my life forever.
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Hearing Our Story in a Parable

In the Parable of the Sower and the Seed, Jesus describes different ways that people receive His message. How might we see ourselves in this parable?
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Holding on to the Joy of Pascha

Pascha has come and gone, but Christ is still risen! How can we hold on to that joy of the Risen Christ every day?
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The Problem with Guilt and Shame

Awareness of our own sin can lead to guilt and shame. Instead, Christ calls us to a life of hope and joy in repentance.
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The Beauty of Taking the Blame

It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern where I blame everyone else for the way that I am feeling, for my actions, and for my behaviors.
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The Things That I Don't Know

In life, there’s a lot that I don’t know, and there’s a lot that I will never know. So...where’s the solace in all of this?
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Two Reminders about Youth Safety Training

Youth safety training can feel tedious and repetitive at times. Here are two things anyone in ministry needs to remember.
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How Lent Can Guide the Rest of the Year

Great Lent should inform the way we live throughout the year. Here are three principles or lessons that we can take with us even after Pascha.
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A Small Act of Sharing and Caring

I realized how stubborn I was being to not want to answer my mom in the first place. Like, “my faith is personal, and I don’t want to share it with her right now.” Yet I sucked up my pride and decided to share it anyway.
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Learning to Listen and Listening to Learn

In this toxic, politics-ridden, dare I admit it- fallen- world, we all need to learn to listen to each other.
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