Culture

July 02 2014

Acceptance

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The first morning of the Gay Christian Network Conference, Linda and Rob Robertson stood on the stage behind the podium. As is typical, I arrived late. The ballroom was dark enough for no one to notice me, …

It shouldn’t have worked. But it did.

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(RSS readers, you may have to click through to watch the video that introduces this post.) It's an imperfect sort of story. Aren't they all? I've had many moments like the story I told about "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" …

Family

July 02 2014

Last Wishes

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I don't remember the first time I heard Terri Schiavo's name but I can tell you when the case started to matter to me. In the fall of 2003 I began my second year social work …

Church

July 01 2014

This is a Safe Place

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The kittens came in a pretty wicker basket with a green stripe that was left at the end of our long, winding church driveway. Four gray ones and two calicos, bundled and mewing and no …

Notes on Refugees, Suffering, and American Busyness

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Let me just tell you about the hard day I had. I was exhausted when I woke up. My body only able to get out of bed from the adrenaline of all that I had …

The Church of a Southern Front Porch

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i. I know better than to judge a person by his name, but if it's possible, I knew Stu was going to be a character even before I heard him speak.  Recommended to do a home …

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