Change.

The story of a Millennial walking the faith with God in career – “With Satan working so hard to get me to leave this place, it actually reveals how much God needs me to be here.” It’s always amazing and encouraging to see Millennials taking on their workplace as a ministry and developing “church” everywhere they go by the relationships they build! Check out the full article in the link to Joy Dreamer’s blog!

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Change.

Everyone handles it differently.

For years, I’d felt stuck and prayed for a change – a new city or a new job. Something drastic. And then unexpectedly, September 2016 sparked a major change in my life. My husband and I were offered jobs at a university in a new city over 1,000 miles away from our families.

And then a wave of change began. A new city. A new career. No family. No friends.

With all the drastic change in such a short period of time, I wasn’t sure what to expect or how to handle myself, but I was excited to start something new. I started my new job, worked hard to learn as much as I could while getting to know the new people who I worked with in an unfamiliar work environment. It was challenging to say the least.

This new job was in a career…

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On Boomer Hate

Some great thoughts on generations in general. “The more I thought about generational struggles, the more I realized that generational warfare hurts us all.” From “no generation is monolithic” to “the bigger the group, the less likely the absolute generalization is true,” this article from The Daytime Renegade brings a lot of insight to the discussion on how generations interact, whether to their detriment or to the common good. Check it out!

Amatopia

It’s trendy to hate Boomers. Literally, everyone is doing it. I did as well.

But when something is trendy, it’s usually garbage.

But a funny thing happened on the way to critical thinking: I’ve changed my opinion.

The more I thought about generational struggles, the more I realized that generational warfare hurts us all:

What I’m getting at is that I think generational warfare is stupid and counterproductive. And I’m not just talking about the young. Us older folks do it too and we should to stop it.

The more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes that the righteous Gen X indignation against Boomers is pretty hypocritical, especially since many of us express the same sentiments towards Millennials.

Does repeating the same mistakes you decry really make anything better?

So…

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The Gospel Is Supposed To Be Good News

Sometimes a Christian author really nails it. We wanted to share this post with you all because it sums up so much of what we like to talk about on our blog. Let's be honest, the modern American church has the reputation of making people captives to whatever arbitrary and stringent man-made laws are -... Continue Reading →

Epiphany: Christmas Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

So Christmas has come and gone, and as we approach New Year's, we stuff away all the decorations and get rid of the tree, bidding Christmas farewell. It seems that the holidays have disappeared as quickly as they came, even though they seem to have started right after Halloween in Walmart. So does this mean... Continue Reading →

Dismayed about prayer

We Rogues often look around at churches and ask, “Is this all we’ve become? Aren’t we destined for so much more?” Enjoy this great article from Laura at “Enough Light” on how prayer should be so much more than we tend to use it for as well.

Enough Light

Prayer. Awhile back I saw a question asked somewhere (forget where) about prayer. It was something like this:

If you found out that every prayer you have prayed for the last 6 months would be answered…Would the whole world be a better place, or would only your immediate life be better?

It is natural to pray about our own needs and those immediate to us, but our prayers should encompass more than that too. It is true that we can’t pray for everyone and everything in the world, but perhaps we need to broaden our prayers some? Perhaps our prayers are a bit self-focused? 

I further thought of this question:

If you found out that every prayer you have prayed for the last 6 months would be answered…Would the answers be entirely/mostly physical in nature – health, employment, travel safety? Or would the answers be spiritual in nature too –…

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#metoo: A Call to Empathy

According to Tarana Burke, the founder of the “MeToo” campaign, “’Me Too’ is about using the power of empathy to stomp out shame.” There’s no better way to describe it. Empathy, not only the emotion of caring and sympathy, but action behind it. The #metoo has provided a means, an outlet, and a united front... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Okay With the Knee: Protests, Flags, and the Problem of Idolatry

More than a year ago, Colin Kaepernick made waves when he began protesting violence against Black Americans, first by staying seated and later kneeling during the national anthem. Since then, many others have joined in the peaceful protest. Many have also become vehemently angry at them for doing so. I admit, I was among those... Continue Reading →

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