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Shannon E. Greene

Pastor | Writer | Speaker

Follower of Christ. Minister of the Gospel. Wife to Randy. Wesleyan in Theology. Lover of Books.

Hoping to be a Woman of Valor, speaking her truth, and working to build the Kingdom of God on Earth.

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Life

I Became a Foster Parent During a Pandemic

Becoming a foster parent under the best circumstances is tough as it is. Becoming a foster parent during a pandemic has been one of the most difficult challenges of my life.

Fostering Pandemic
Faith

Division and Unity on the Day of Pentecost

Even though we share the same spiritual language, the same faith in the risen Christ, and the same creeds of our earliest brothers and sisters, we Christians have a bad habit of creating divisions among the body of Christ.

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Ministry
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

Earlier this month, I had the unique privilege to travel to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 2015 Nazarene Youth Conference. Along with four students from my youth group, we joined with nearly 7000 other Nazarene teens and adult sponsors for a denominational gathering...

Faith
Guns and the Kingdom of God

Guns and the Kingdom of God

In the wake of last month’s shooting at at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the ever-constant debate of gun control has been stirred up once again. Since this horrific event happened in a house of worship, many Christians are speaking out and...

Faith
Moving Closer to the Center

Moving Closer to the Center

In recent conversations, I have been reminded of a way of thinking that I first learned about in college: bounded sets versus centered sets. While this article explains it much better than I can, essentially bounded set thinking is concerned about belonging to a...

Ministry
Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 5

Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 5

This is the conclusion to the five-part series, "Why I'm a Nazarene": Part 1: History and Background of the Church of the Nazarene Part 2: Equality in Ministry in the Church of the Nazarene Part 3: Scriptural Interpretation in the Church of the Nazarene Part 4:...

Life
Yet Another Call to Transparency

Yet Another Call to Transparency

In the midst of writing my series on Why I’m a Nazarene, I am at the same time greatly saddened and somewhat frustrated by my denomination. I love the Church of the Nazarene, but I am deeply distressed by recent events at two of our denominational universities --...

Ministry
Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 2

Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 2

This post is a continuation of a series that began with  "Why I am a Nazarene, Part 1: History and Background of the Church of the Nazarene." I recently read Rachel Held Evans’s memoir Faith Unraveled. At one point she shared, “When I was a little girl, I knew I...

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