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Category Archives for "Millennials"

Sep 06

Want to Be a Bridge-Builder? Get Ready for the Trolls.

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , faith , Messy Grace , Millennials , The Struggle With Church

I’m a social media fanatic because it supports my goal of being a bridge-builder. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have connected me with amazing people from diverse walks of life. I have formed incredible relationships with people from around the globe. From where I stand, the internet is a gift. I connect with many of these […]

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Aug 23

The Truth about Millennials and Church

By Steve Austin | #ConfessYourChurchMess , Best of Messy Grace , faith , Messy Grace , Millennials , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

When most people find out that I’m a former pastor, they wrongly assume I have walked away from the faith. I chuckle to myself each time I politely explain that “former pastor” doesn’t always equate to “former Christian”. The truth is, while I am no longer on the payroll at a local church, I feel […]

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Aug 07

Are You Scared of God? Me too.

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin , Best of Messy Grace , faith , Millennials , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

“When you are fully known and loved you have a home.” –Joel Ansett “…known and loved.” The words make my stomach twist and knot. I cringe and my insides curdle at the thought of being known. I shrink back in fear of being seen as I truly am. I’ve been scared of God for years. And […]

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Jun 05

A Promise of Hope and Healing in the Next Generation

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , Mental Health , Millennials , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid...

Last week, I had the distinct honor of speaking to two groups of high school students in New York. My friend and colleague, Sarah Fader, and I talked about mental health, stress, self-care, bullying, and panic disorder. At the end of each session, we answered questions from the class (always my favorite part of any […]

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May 10

I stopped praying months ago. Here’s what happened.

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin , Best of Messy Grace , faith , Messy Grace , Millennials , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

“My own words echo back down, Like rain on my head, And I wonder if God is even listening, or if He cares. If She is even there.” -from my journal Everything is prayer. The truth is, I haven’t prayed in months. I wonder if it’s all glass up there. Cries for help, for deeper […]

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May 01

The Truth about This Millennial’s Struggle with Faith

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Messy Grace , Millennials , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

Lindsey and I love to shop at garage sales and thrift stores. We both grew up going to them, so giving new purpose to old pieces of furniture is a fun challenge and reward for us.  Our current kitchen table is a wooden corner booth, which originated either in a camper or a house boat. […]

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Apr 07

How to Listen to the #AskSteveAustin Podcast

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin , Best of Messy Grace , faith , Family , Mental Health , Millennials , Recovery

The #AskSteveAustin Twitter hashtag is really taking off. I’m getting new questions, every single day, and trying to answer as many as possible. What’s your biggest question? What’s the question that keeps you up at night? The one that gnaws at your soul? The one you feel you can’t ask anybody else? Is it about […]

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