Your Place in the Church

By Andrew McCarty

I realized that I had taken up space in the church, consumed the resources of the church, and even recognized the faces of people in the church, but I’d never actually gotten the most out of my Sunday morning. Three questions can help keep you from making the same mistake.

By Brenda Jo Wong

As Charismatic Christianity affirms all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, believers can hear from God in multiple ways. God can speak through dreams, visions, prophetic words, or listening prayer. We see many examples of this in Scripture.

By Steve Tamayo

Although non-denom churches can be difficult to explain and define, I find them easy to justify. Non-denominational churches exist because God’s people are diverse and his passions include the entire earth. Some of us just don’t fit into a denominational box. 

By Jason Gaboury

Anglicans have learned to see the churning conflict of each generation as an opportunity for worship, witness, and welcome. Sometimes articulated as via media or “the middle way,” Anglicans blur the lines between Protestant and Catholic, Reformed and Anabaptist, liberal and evangelical. This is our church’s greatest strength as well as its most profound weakness.

By Colleen Degen

For those unfamiliar with Catholicism and its beliefs, it may seem complicated, antiquated, and full of ritual. But, having been raised in the Catholic Church, I recognize the ways I have been formed by its teachings and its history, and see ways that it has much to offer the broader Church.

By Chandra Crane

Presbyterians aren’t usually seen as being the life of the party. But I am grateful for the ways the gospel is preached, in all its nuance and life-giving truth, at my Presbyterian church in Jackson, Mississippi. 

By Drew Larson

Aren’t you a little curious what similarities and passions you might share with your neighbors in the faith? Crack open the door of your tradition and peek behind some of the others by reading first-person reflections from a selection of denominations and traditions.

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