Long Obedience in the Same Direction

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O Master, let me walk with Thee In lowly paths of service free; Tell me Thy secret; help me bear The strain of toil, the fret of care. Last summer, the church where I serve as an Associate Pastor …

To All of Us on the Fringe

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I've just finished a session at a youth conference. This weekend, I decided I would tell my story. Whatever handful or hundred-ful of girls decided to come and listen, I'd be honest. I'd speak clear …

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February 25 2014

Lord, Lord

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Author’s Note: As an exercise, I re-wrote the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) in “socially acceptable” language--a sort of modern version. I was surprised at how convicted I was (and which parts were the …

Oscar Week Reflections: How Religious Is Gravity?

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  The Academy Awards are this weekend, and most critics think this year will mark one of the closest Best Picture races in quite awhile, with 12 Years a Slave and Gravity as the front-runners. I’m …

The Justice Conference–Love in Community

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I didn’t want to go to The Justice Conference. You can ask my roommates; I complained about it from the time I signed up until Multnomah asked me to write about it here on Deeper …

Girls, Modesty-Shaming, and Jesus Feminism

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Slut-shaming. It's a weird backlash to feminist expressions of power when a woman embraces her sexuality. I hate it all, really. It stresses me out trying to figure out whether it's better to support that expression of …

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