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Sunday Best: Vol. 7

Addie Zierman knocks it out of the park with 3 Things We Need to Stop Saying to Youth Group Kids at How to Talk Evangelical. I didn’t even go to a church with a youth group for the majority of my teen years, but I still heard these awful truthisms regularly. 561 more words


"Done" with Church: An Institutional Analysis

Earlier this week I posted a fictional retrospective from December 2015 on what I thought would be the big religious stories of the year. The first of these had to do with the… 1,188 more words


Addie Zierman - 5 Churchy Phrases That Are Scaring Off Millennials

The statistics are in. The millennials are leaving the church, and nobody seems quite sure what to do about it.

I am one of them. Born in 1983, I belong to the wispy beginnings of the new generation. 1,094 more words


Shared Blog Post: Psalm for a Lost Child

If this was your plan, God, it’s a lousy one.

There. I said it.

What sense could there be in taking a healthy twelve-year-old while he sleeps?

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Identity Evangelicalism: Addie Zierman's When We Were On Fire

I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of weeks as I was wrapping up my paper for this weekend’s meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Indianapolis. 868 more words


Featured Blog Post: "You Don't Have to Be Good"

You don’t have to be good.

You don’t have to read through your Bible in a year. You don’t have to keep a journal or attend the all-church prayer meeting or help in the nursery two Sundays a month.

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Featured Blog Post: Come Weary

First of all, I DID NOT WRITE THIS. Every week I’m going to try to either write something to post or feature a blog post written by someone else, and I most definitely did not write this one. 211 more words

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