Church

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 …

Family

February 24 2014

Sing Us A Song

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  The walls are lined with pink upholstered chairs but few of us are sitting. We've circled around a shared past on one end of the room, refusing to admit that our feet are sore from …

Culture

February 21 2014

Inhabiting Fear

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I did not know terror until May 10, 2013. On that day, I ran, as usual, under the highway, along the path and to the north. I had logged many miles on this route. I had …

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