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Incarnation

If more women were pastors or preachers, we’d have a lot more sermons and books about the metaphors of birth and pregnancy connecting us to the story of God. (I am rather tired of sports and war metaphors.) The divinity of God is on display at Christmas in beautiful creche scenes. We sing songs of babies who don’t […]

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Culture

Benediction

There are moments you remember, moments that are burned in your psyche like a watercolor tattoo. The moment I found A Deeper Story is one of those moments. Sarah Bessey’s Incarnation post had gone viral, so viral that it was even being shared amongst my mainline clergy friends. The Internet was a different place back in 2011. Evangelicals […]

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Money

How to Sell Feet Pics and Make Really Big Money

Yes, you can definitely sell feet pics and make really big money! Selling feet pictures may sound simple but the truth remains that it’s not an easy process. You will find it more difficult to make money selling feet pictures if you don’t know where to sell nor how to go about selling the pictures. […]

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Church

I’m an evangelical Christian. And I think same-sex marriage should be legal

I live in Canada. Here, it is legal for same-sex couples to marry each other. And somehow, the apocalypse has not occurred. Shocking, I know. As someone raised in a post-Christian culture, now living in a post-same-sex-marriage culture, AND as someone that is a heterosexual evangelical Christian herself, I think that same-sex marriage should be legal –and I […]

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Culture

Jimmy Fallon and the Joy of the Lord

I’m not a super disciplined person. But recently I’ve taken up a new spiritual discipline, and I’m quite excited about it. At night, when the rest of the family is in bed, I have been regularly and routinely seeking time alone to contemplate and commune with the Divine. You know, like one of the Desert Fathers or […]

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Culture

News Flash: You Probably Won’t Marry a Virgin

We need to talk about sex. That much is clear from the response to recent posts on the damage done to individuals and couples by the purity culture. People have shared story after story of heartache, guilt, shame, and unmet expectations (or in many cases, flat-out unrealistic ones). Setting the merits of abstinence aside for a moment, this outpouring […]

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Church

The sexy wife I can’t be

I sat in the audience, taking notes, my heart sinking deeper into itself. Failure hollered so loudly I wondered if others could hear it. Women laughed, turned redfaced, then laughed some more. I sat quiet, alone with my condemnation. The woman at the front of the conference talked about sex, about being a hottie for your honey. She spoke […]

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Culture

What I Won’t Tell You About My Ballet Dancing Son

When you ask him about sports, he’ll raise his blue eyes to mine and press his lips together. I’ll nod to assure him it’s safe, he’s okay, this isn’t the school lunch table where the kids can taunt. “I dance,” he’ll say. “Ballet. This year I’m doing hip hop and tap and jazz, too, but ballet […]