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Christ, the Capitol, and the need to repent of Christian nationalism

Photo credit: Alex Edelmen / Getty images, via Slate Since Common Ground’s conception, Molly, Leah, and I have been very careful to avoid making assertions that might offend the political sensibilities of readers or obscure the message of the Gospel. We’ve done so because we hope this blog is a beacon of truth — truth …

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Reading Recs: Advent, Incarnation, & the Power of Story

This past Sunday marked the beginning of Advent, and it is during this season of expectant waiting when I am reminded that God cares about stories. We all live and understand the world in terms of narrative; what’s more, our individual stories are wrapped up in the much grander meta-narrative, described in the Bible, of …

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To Be as a Child

I think Satan has a way of using repetition to limit faith. He takes the cyclical parts of existence and conditions us to expect that the trajectory of life follows patterns that we are subject to, whether we like it or not. And in our natural desire to be “realistic,” the imaginations of our hearts stay boxed in by what we think is likely. Perhaps, in the process, God gets boxed in as well.

When You Know, You Know: Dating & the Mystery of Discernment

I remember the time when I began to think critically about dating. It was around eighth grade, and I had come across a blog on Facebook that offered Biblical advice on singleness, dating, sexuality, and marriage for women. Yes! I thought. Here it is, the wisdom I need to figure out how to do dating …

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