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The Christian Loitering Circle

A few months ago, I wrote about a most frustrating Christian phenomenon: The Christian Dance Circle. This past weekend, I was reminded of yet another Christian “circle” — perhaps you recognize it: The Christian Loitering Circle or the CLC (What is it with Christians and large circles? Seriously.).

This past Sunday, as the church service ended, my small group and I agreed that we’d go out for lunch as usual. After ten minutes of talking with people, I signaled my crew and we started leaving.

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When You’re Praying for the Wrong Thing

My prayer was simple in those days: “God, please take this sickness away so that I can stay in college.”

One morning the first week of my senior year of college, I had woken up with joint pain. A few days later, I could barely walk or even lift my arms to blow dry my hair. Something was really wrong, but the doctors couldn’t figure out what. My mom stayed with me in the school guesthouse for the first few weeks, and then I moved into an apartment with friends.

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Get Your September Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

September’s desktop wallpaper is probably my favorite of the year with its clever, retro, cheery design. It features a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.

All truth is God’s truth, so don’t let ideologues tell you science and religion are incompatible. The invitation to you is an endless pursuit of the knowledge of God’s creation and the wisdom of His Word.

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5 More Questions with Author Tim Challies

Tim Challies (pronounced CHALL-eez) did not start blogging back in 2002 because he wanted to become one of the most popular Christian bloggers in the world. He was just doing it to share pictures of his kids with family members.

But then photo sharing eventually turned into daily posts about the Christian life, and 13 years after he started Challies.com, he has become a powerhouse in the Christian blogging world (not to mention the fact that in the meantime, he wrote three books, co-founded a publishing company, works as a pastor, and is raising three children with his wife, Aileen).

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Et Cetera: Is Heaven Boring?, Happy Work, Self-Promotion

This week, we begin a new series called “Et Cetera,” in which we highlight some of our favorite internet content for the week. If you’d like to recommend that we feature something (even if it’s your content), tweet us a link @BoundlessTeam and let us know. We’ll check it out, and we might feature it. In the meantime, check out this awesome stuff.

Randy Alcorn has been a long-time friend of Boundless and is one of my favorite authors.

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Are Single People Less Blessed?

Looking around the sanctuary, I felt the familiar twinge of loneliness — the husband gently rubbed the shoulders of his pregnant wife, an engaged couple exchanged loving glances, a mother hushed her restless toddler.

I’m the only single person here, I thought to myself as I took my seat. As if she could hear my thought, a newly married woman met my eye across the aisle and smiled. I detected a look of sympathy reflected back at me — a look that said, “Poor thing.”

In case you haven’t guessed, I’m a single woman.

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Something Better Than Forgiveness

The recent news stories surrounding the Ashley Madison hack have stirred up several shocking revelations of people caught using the adultery website who should have known better. It’s not over. There surely will be more to come.

The backlash over such stories has been something of a cultural phenomenon in itself. Some have rushed to judge and condemn those caught in sin, while others have rushed to forgive and have encouraged others to quickly forgive these sins.

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Choosy or Cheap?: Episode 395

Listen to this week’s show!

Question to discuss:

How do you make entertainment choices when it comes to violence and disturbing images/scenarios? Have you wrestled with this, and did you come to any conclusions? Did you make any changes in your viewing habits?

Roundtable: Have Fun Without Going Broke

Being financially wise — even frugal — is one thing; being cheap is another. If you want to watch your budget but don’t want to be a social (or dating) killjoy, what options do you have?

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Maybe it’s Time to Stay in Your Comfort Zone

I was about 13 when I first remember hearing the call to “step out of my comfort zone.” I was at a church chapel, and a visiting missionary was urging the students of my Christian school to consider signing up for a summer mission trip. Since then, I’ve heard that phrase hundreds of times, in both churches and secular environments; and it usually seems like a timely reminder to step into the adventures that God has to offer.

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Pursuit 2015: The Recap in Photos

Things were buzzing on the first day of Pursuit 2015. We were amped that after God-knows-how-many hours of dreaming, planning, meeting, emailing, calling, designing, printing and so much more, all of our hard work was about to crystallize into an epic three-day weekend with 300 of our Boundless friends.

As attendees trickled in, we got warmed up with registration, a scavenger hunt, and an ice cream social. It was off to a great start.

Just like Pursuit 2014, we did our official kickoff with a Coffeehouse Mixer that broke the ice, helped everyone meet, and jittered us up on sugary treats.