Family

February 06 2014

When Aloft is a Lie

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I could drive to my children's school in my sleep. From mid-August to early June, I hook our van into a zipline. We sail there, I sail back. I sail there. We sail back. Two …

How Evolution Helps Me Trust God

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I remember, growing up, how excited I would get that God made the world in six literal days. I liked going to Creation Group meetings on Saturday mornings because, even though I hated having to talk …

Stories Can Heal. Stories Can Harm.

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Preface: This is a story about stories, and the context here deals with family dynamics, but I think it probably reaches a bit further than that. You be the judge. _____ When is a story just a …

Culture

February 04 2014

Happiness: A Timeline

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Summer, 2007 Tim Kreider looks across the table at his son, Alec. The counselor, her face still pale, also looks at Alec, waits a moment, then speaks. “Go ahead, Alec. Why don’t you tell your parents what …

there will be no Baptists in heaven.

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Three Protestants and a Catholic go to Mass on a hot, hot day in the middle of the week. The three grip the edge of the wooden seat, scandalized by incense and roughly 500 years …

Family

February 04 2014

Epiphanies

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Between the coffee shop and the classroom, Professor Atkinson caught me by the shoulder. I turned to find him mouthing words, but the Beastie Boys were asking "watcha, watcha, watcha want?" over through my earbuds. …

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