Ashley Young

September 9, 2021

Love is Patient

If I speak in the tongues Or languages of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains,...

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September 7, 2021

Rethinking Love

Dear Christian, I’m going to start a series of blog posts around 1st Corinthians 13. Most of us probably know this chapter as the one that is read in weddings. But I want to challenge us to look at this chapter outside of the lens of romantic relationships.  If I...

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August 26, 2021

God loves you, unless….

Dear Christian, God loves you so much that he sent his son to die on a cross for you so that you could live in heaven with him forever. That is… Unless you’re gay Unless you are estranged from your family Unless you’ve been in jail Unless you’ve had an...

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August 22, 2021

You Have Permission

Dear Christian, You have permission. Permission to question. Permission to fall apart. Permission to doubt. God isn’t afraid of your fear, your shame, your questions, or your doubt. God just wants you to trust him.  So, challenge your thinking. Research things you’ve always wanted to know. Hold up a new...

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August 12, 2021

There’s More Than One Way to be a Christian

Wait… but what about verses like: 23And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for...

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August 9, 2021

Stop Going to Church

Dear Christian, I was recently talking with a friend that was so hurt and disappointed with the church that she felt like she had to step away for a little while in order to take care of herself before returning. I was looking for something to send to try to...

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August 6, 2021

‘Big C’ Church

Dear Christian, When you hear ‘Church’ what do you think of? When you’re at work, or out with your friends – are you afraid to say that you’re a Christian? Do you hesitate talking about Jesus in day to day conversations? Why do you think that is? When people hear...

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July 5, 2021

Welcome

Dear Christian, I’ve written and re-written this welcome post so many times in order to try to convey what this blog means to me and what I hope to achieve by writing it. But every time, it comes out wrong.  Maybe a blog isn’t the best idea after all. But...

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