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The Transformation Track

Become a Partner in the Gospel

The people of the church are called, gathered, and sent by the God who showed himself in Jesus Christ.  You aren’t so much joining a church as you are joining God and God’s people in what He is doing in and through Southside. This is why we prefer the term “partner”...

Empathy and Peacemaking

“Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.” - Proverbs 18:2 As we have studied the book of Philemon and have been wrestling with how to work towards reconciliation, I keep coming back to how important empathy is in peacemaking. Empathy is trying to feel what others feel—to put yourself in their...

The Mystery of Marriage

Currently, about half of Americans aged 18 and older are married. That is down 8 percent since just 1990.  And American young people are staying single longer than ever before. The average age of marriage is higher than it has ever been before - 30 for men and 28 for women. And while the numbers of...

The One True Kingdom

The Democratic National Convention was this week—which means that if we weren’t already fully in the thick of the presidential campaign, we are now. Over the next 10 weeks we are going to be bombarded with political messages: TV, phone, radio, social media, etc… The candidates and many others will tell us, as they do...

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