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Ashamed/Unashamed

It's So Cold Outside...

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Rachel Held Evans posted this astounding reflection on her blog this week. Normally, we post a short excerpt of the blogs we link to, but this one MUST be read in it’s entirety. It reminds us of what is both ugly and beautiful in the church and ourselves and calls us back to the good news of Jesus. Please visit Rachel on her blog and read this prophetic piece. We need voices like hers.

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