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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 …

Culture

May 14 2014

If Only

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Not long ago an online friend gave me a compliment, something about me being wise and mature in my faith. It was nice to hear, I mean c’mon, who doesn’t enjoy getting an attaboy? But …

Inconclusive

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I was fifteen and I knew more about doubt than faith. I had been trying and failing to be a Christian for years. I answered every altar call I could, but invariably settled back into …

Culture

May 13 2014

indoorsy

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He wore a cowry shell necklace and enough white ribbed tanks that the next summer, camp banned male staff from wearing them. (Rock climber arms for dayyyyyys.) Dating was discouraged, but we found each other like …

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