Next Generation

The Gauntt Family: A Story of Love and Faith

“God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.” When we think of doing something as difficult and as life-changing as foster care or adoption, often our immediate reaction is to dissociate — to conceive that only a special type of person could do it, that the qualification is necessarily near perfection and having everything […]

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Spirituality vs. Christianity

“I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time—for self-control, for humility,” pop culture icon Katy Perry tells Marie Claire. Though Katy Perry has only one voice, her opinion speaks volumes about the spiritual-but-not-religious trend that is taking […]

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Teen Resources

Today’s teens are bombarded with media that encourages them to live anything but a Christian life. Where can they find media sources that will challenge and inspire them to be more like Christ and that will connect them with other like-minded teens? The following resources include magazines, podcasts, websites and apps that provide Christ-centered encouragement, […]

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The Millennial Manifesto

It felt like a scene from the show The Office. The two-day diversity training had just begun in the lobby of the Philadelphia Marriott. It was nice to escape the cubicle for a few days, but as a white male, it was impossible not to feel just a little deficient in the diversity department. Our […]

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People of the Second Chance

People of the Second Chance (POTSC) is a faith-based, non-profit organization fighting against the “Vulture Culture that celebrates personal destruction, humiliation and the division of people.” POTSC is an authentic community where people who are struggling with personal failures can share their hurts and find their own second chance moments. This is accomplished primarily through […]

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5 Myths about Homeschoolers

As the fifteen passenger van swings into the parking lot, everyone stops to stare. You’ve all seen them – bearing twelve-inch-thick Bibles, library books and math joke shirts, they march up, a mini-herd swelling around you. Dressed from head to toe in pajamas, with the exception of a Yoda-costumed child, Mom strides next to them […]

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A Freshman’s Fresh Start

Your first year of college is an exciting season of life, teeming with changes and new beginnings. Your first semester of college life will be a pivotal transition period leading into the rest of your college career and even beyond. You will be met with not only new challenges and sometimes overwhelming demands, but also […]

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Losing it in School

It is not uncommon for Christian students to reject their faith while attending secular colleges and universities. Studies show that upwards of 60 percent of Christian students abandon their faith during those formative years. Unfortunately, the antidotal evidence of this often comes directly from our own families and church communities. This is a disturbing and […]

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College Do’s and Dont’s

Anxiety. Excitement. Happiness. Sadness. Dread. Fear. Expectation. Hope. The transition to college can be overwhelming, to say the least. It is that initial step out of the comfortable nest, the beginnings of adulthood, a taste of the real world beyond the previously-known smaller sphere. There are so many unknowns, so many possibilities. As you enter […]

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