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Top posts chosen by our lovely threads team

Hello, your name is not Single

// Seven pieces of advice for single people.

Written by Gemma Brown

Picked by Amaris Cole

We all love a list, especially if it’s one to inspire and encourage us. This post from the lovely Gemma Brown does just that. Smashing the stereotype of the singleton and offering an honest insight into those riding solo – to quote Jason Derulo – this post is worth reading whatever your relationship status.

The drain of the ‘dear Church’ open letters

// It's important to remember that you are also a part of the Church you are writing about.

Written by Tom Pettinger

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

At threads, we make an effort to accommodate a variety of opinions and allow space for those to challenge certain aspects of church life. We all really appreciate Tom's article, reminding us not to disassociate ourselves from the Church we criticise.

Go to church? Why can’t I just listen to a podcast?

// Ok, here's why - and no, I’m not anti-technology. I’m just pro-community.

Written by Andy Tilsley

Picked by Chine McDonald

I’m a little obsessed with podacsts. Conversations with friends inevitably turn to: what have you been listening to recently? Love great storytelling and being able to pick and choose what I’m interested in. Andy Tilsley’s post reminds us of the limits of podcasts. It’s a challenge to commit to church because of what it provides – real, authentic relationships – even when it’s dull and you can’t skip past this week’s sermon and onto the next.

3 things creative people need

// Being a creative person can be both an incredible adventure and a great struggle.

Written by Sarah Hawkins

Picked by Christine Gilland

This is a fantastic post that reminds me of the basics – the things that are truly life-giving, even in the middle of hurried, twenty-first century life. Every time I read it, I feel that little bit calmer and happier; it just refocuses me on the important things I need to do, to reconnect with creativity.