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Are You a Productive Bee? 7 Ways God Has Gifted Christians to Serve

A jar of honey is the result of thousands of forager bees, drones, builders, guards, and nurses toiling for the queen and her honeycomb kingdom. Christians also labor together to produce a sweet and valuable gospel harvest. Here are seven ways God has gifted believers to serve the body of Christ.

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Depression and the Need for Community: 6 Practical Ways to Help

Depression hides itself behind circumstances and experiences. It can mask itself as anger or stress or grief. It remains in the shadows until it's become such a part of us, we don't remember when we didn't feel that way. Here are six practical ways the church community can carry those with depression through the darkness until the sun shines again.

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Caring for Widows and Widowers in the Church

Widows today often have greater financial resources at hand than widows in the early church had—they have insurance policies, retirement savings, and the like. Yet, caring for widows is not merely about financial support. Here’s why it is vitally important for the body of Christ to help and support widows and widowers as they adjust to life without their spouse by their side.

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30 Ways to Love Christ in the Everyday Moments of Life

It feels like we are “really doing something” when we take on well-publicized social issues, as opposed to day-to-day tasks that never seem to change the world. Yet, Jesus says, “‘Whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward’” (Matt. 10:42). Here are 30 ways to love Christ in the everyday moments of life.

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10 Practical Ways to Help People Who Are Hurting

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words when someone you care about is suffering. Still, there are plenty of ways you can be supportive in painful circumstances. After my son died in a skiing accident at the age of sixteen, people reached out to me in a multitude of ways. When you don’t know what to say or do to help people who are hurting, try these 10 practical tips.

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A Pastor’s Reflections on Rosaria Butterfield’s “The Gospel Comes with a House Key”

Today the world’s mentality is, if you want to get something done, you have to protest, march, boycott, or do something to wield power and influence to promote your agenda. In her most recent book, “The Gospel Comes with a House Key,” Rosaria Butterfield encourages Christians to simply open their homes to everyone and anyone as a means by which to share the love of Christ and the gospel.

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The Cambridge School Successfully Unites Academics with Character Formation

Education involves much more than acquiring IN-formation—it should also develop the formation of godly character. BCL interviews Jean Chung Kim, founder of The Cambridge School in San Diego, California, about the program’s success in educating the whole child and how you can apply classical education principles to your family's academic pursuits.

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Weeping with Those Who Weep (and Letting Others Weep with You)

We have all dealt with a loss or heartbreak of some kind in our lives. Tragedies can strike out of nowhere, and when they do they hit hard. As Christians we are called in Romans 12:15 to rejoice with those who rejoice, and we are also called to weep with those who weep. Here are four ways we can be a comfort to others and find peace and comfort for ourselves.

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The Absurd Way to Build Real Community

How often do you “like” someone’s Facebook post because you don’t want to be the friend who didn’t like it? Would Jesus do that? We want communities and relationships that are healthy, joyful, full of peace and love, and most of all real. Here's why the Bible's view of service—which seems absurd to worldly thinking—is the best way to build community and strengthen relationships.

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