Family

August 19 2014

It’s okay

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The night before we left for training I laid in bed and bawled. My best friend had come over that evening and we had caught up on one of our favorite guilty pleasure shows, MST3King it, …

The Gospel According to Bono

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In a tiny room tucked just under the stairs in our house on Brooklyn Street, my dad wrote all his sermons. The room was close and tidy, a veritable stock room of miscellaneous office supplies …

Contemplating Caskets and Disco Balls

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Earlier in the summer, I had a health scare that culminated in a biopsy. A nurse held my hand. She took off her misty glasses. "I'm sorry you are facing this." She must have known …

Culture

August 15 2014

A Name

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“You know, I heard that Dwayne Johnson approached producers to play this role, because he’s always loved the story of Hercules.” The trailer for the upcoming film, Hercules, starring former professional wrestler The Rock, was flashing …

Culture

August 14 2014

The Christian Greenhouse

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The spiraling mass of bodies heaves with the pungent smell of sweat and energy drinks. Lights and smoke cascade the Denver Coliseum as thousands of teenagers sway and jump to the garrulous electric guitars of …

Culture

August 13 2014

My Princess Problem

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I stood in front of a room of young girls and women, first graders to college students. I talked to them about how we want to carry good words with us. Words that remind us …

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