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WGA’s Story Slam – April 6th, 2019

Coming up on Saturday, April 6th, WGA is hosting a FUNdraiser to help fund all of the various services and programs that we offer. We are having a Story Slam (think poetry slam, but with stories). We are expecting a fun night, hearing from 6 different story tellers...

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How To Break Up With Your Phone

When we talk about addiction at Where Grace Abounds, we are often referring to love or sex addiction. Pornography, sex, “addicted to love,” as examples. Another topic we’ve been addressing more and more is technology addiction. This isn’t just about using technology...

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What does the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ+ Mean Anyway?

Editor’s Note: In the past few years, “Queer” has become a label more and more people are identifying with. We asked our friend Beth to share some of her thoughts on the topic and why she now uses the word queer to describe herself. We are often asked about the labels...

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The Process of Redemption

I argued previously that reorienting a congregation regarding sin and redemption involves rethinking the concept of sin. First, sin—missing the mark—is fundamentally about degrading our ability to fulfill our God-designed purpose of stewarding creation and reflecting...

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The Problem of Sin

Before a church can effectively develop a strategy for dealing with the question of sexual orientation, they must first develop a more robust and comprehensive theology of sin. Most Christians (including church leaders) see sin simply as the breaking of a moral code....

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Healthy Relating in the New Year

I love the clean slate provided by a new calendar. It gives me an opportunity not only to look back, but also to set goals and cast vision for the next 12 months of life. Several years ago, my Bible study leader challenged our group to come up with a word for the...

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“Come Here!” ”Go Away!”

“I said I wanted to live in the country and in the city both ….”  “I am neurotic.  I could never settle down in either the country or the city.”  “You could live between them,” Buddy suggested helpfully. “Then you could go to the city sometimes and to the country...

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