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July 24 2014

Lovers and Fighters

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I’m more of a lover than I am a fighter. But my therapist says that women in their thirties stop getting hurt and start getting angry. Several years ago I got into a near-yelling match with …

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July 23 2014

Indelible

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a guest post by Tara M. Owens It was, I have to say, a typically late night of writing. Finishing up a paper on the context and language of Leviticus for my Old Testament Theology & …

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July 22 2014

These Days!

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Pause. Place head in hands. Cue the anguish. Look up wistfully. Chicken Little's famously overdone exertions and under-heard exhortations have nothing on a particular day I experienced a while back. The world was sitting there, as …

Defending the Powerful Is Not Our Mission

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It doesn’t take long to name recent well-known powerful people and their businesses for whom Christians have taken up. The owners of Chick-fil-A. Dave Ramsey. Sarah Palin. That one dude on Duck Dynasty. We call …

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July 17 2014

Incarnated Poetry

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My senior year of high school I took an AP English class. It was the only AP class offered, and despite my disdain for English classes, my desire to take fewer classes in college drove …

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July 16 2014

Dear Jim

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Dear Jim, The recent passing of Maya Angelou shook me up a little. I'd read some of her work, and respected her from afar, and I was sincerely sad to hear that news. I was sad, but …

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