Church

May 19 2014

Son of a beach

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  Remember when you were a babe in Christ? When you stood at the edge of this overwhelming sea of mercy and grace and rescue and were mesmerized? It was beautiful and endless and so simple …

When Christians Fall

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We sat together in her dorm room, an elegant cinder block boxes that represented the move from child to adult if adults live in barracks of youthful shenanigans. Her campus and mine were separated by …

Before You Get Off This Bathroom Floor

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To the single woman on the day you find out you’re pregnant: You’re sitting on the cold bathroom floor, eyes wide, heart pounding, hands trembling with a positive test bearing two pink lines indicating that yes, …

Culture

May 15 2014

On the Edge

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The sharp pieces are poking me rather a lot these days. I’m feeling my own edges in just about every way I can think of during this spring of 2014. It seems to be a …

The Seeker and The Miracle

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There was this time when my faith was in crisis, when I questioned if I had ever truly believed what I had professed for as long as I could remember. It was a defining, depressing, dark …

No Way Around But Through

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I don’t know what it was, exactly, that Focus on the Family and the conservative Christian leadership were trying to give families when I was a kid, but I know what it felt like, what …

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