Long Obedience in the Same Direction


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


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 …


February 25 2014

Lord, Lord


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?


  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


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


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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