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07 Dec

Stewarding Privilege Like Jesus | Cody Dunn

I had hardly considered the idea of privilege before moving to New York a little over three years ago. Though I was the eldest son of an upper middle class white family that had the...

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05 Nov

What I am Learning as I Learn About Diversity | Adreinne Minor

God has been teaching me a lot about diversity over the past year. I am convinced that God’s heart is for diversity. Not only did He create each person uniquely, but as image-bearers of Him,...

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19 Oct

Prophetic Lament | Suzy Silk

In the millennials network of Cru, we talk often about three words: thriving, unleashing, and flourishing. These words summarize what we want as Millenials in NYC -- we want to thrive and grow in our...

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24 Jun

Hate to Wait | Jessica Gravelle

Do you hate to wait? I know I do. It’s hard to wait and very easy to lose patience in the process. I tend to get impatient when waiting for trivial things like my order at Starbucks or a delayed...

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17 May

Have You Ever Felt Not Enough? | Carrie Louer

   Have you ever felt. . .”not enough”?*  I have!  Since I’ve come to New York, and as I have compared myself to the competent and beautiful people I have met here (YOU), I have...

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08 Apr

A Better Way to Vent | Sarah Jane Shanks

Sometimes, you're following your Bible reading plan out of sheer obedience wondering how in the world to apply the Word. You mine that Scripture for wisdom, instruction, comfort, conviction. You ask the Spirit to unlock...

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17 Feb

Reclaiming the Ordinary | Lauren Mize

I came to New York to do big things. Great big fantastic acting and singing things. For me, a normal life meant giving up and forfeiting my identity in Christ. After all, I was God’s...

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10 Feb

The Courage to Risk Much to be Fully Known | Daniel Du

Walking to the train one block away from my apartment, I will pass three salons with “Valentine’s Day Specials” for manicures and haircuts. I pop into Duane Reade, and all the pink stuff on aisle...

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12 Jan

3 Core Truths that Radically Reoriented My Life

I needed some strong words spoken to me this week. As a new year is now well underway, I needed some bold truth with a healthy dose of tender grace to jolt me out of...

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05 Jan

5 Words for 2016

The sun has yet to rise on the last day of 2015.  The silence of the morning affords space to ponder the coming year. These 5 words come to mind:   Rest:  How can it be...