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Go In Peace

Growing up in church, I heard all about Daniel in the Lion’s Den and Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego. Flannel board lessons. Catchy songs with hand motions. Popsicle stick crafts. Cartoonish picture books. I can’t even count the number of times I heard the stories of these “Bible heroes” and their fearless faithfulness.  These were the kindContinue reading “Go In Peace”

Keeping Quiet, Bad Teaching, Dishonorable Containers, and the Gospel Truth

I’m generally not known for keeping quiet. I’ve been told that even if I manage to hold my tongue and not say what’s on my mind, my facial expressions still give my every thought away. It’s whatever. I’ve made peace with it. I’ll never be a professional poker player, but also you don’t have toContinue reading “Keeping Quiet, Bad Teaching, Dishonorable Containers, and the Gospel Truth”

100 Years Ago

I often see memes floating around social media purporting this same idea, worded in various ways. The gist is — the Bible doesn’t change with society and culture. And I get that. I come from that very black and white background. But the problem is — these memes demonstrate a lack of good logic, aContinue reading “100 Years Ago”

Exvangelical

I see my conservative evangelical friends lamenting the shrinking of their churches and whispering prayer requests for those who aren’t “walking with the Lord” any more. Hashtag “exvangelical” is trending on Twitter. There’s an entire corner of TikTok with videos about deconstructing faith or coming out of fundamentalism. Clearly, this is a hot topic inContinue reading “Exvangelical”

Because I love my neighbor, I oppose school voucher programs

As 2021 began, 14 states were considering school voucher programs. The state where I was born and raised recently passed one of the broadest school voucher programs, giving public funds to anyone wanting to withdraw their children from public school — regardless of income level — or to anyone with rising kindergarten children who haveContinue reading “Because I love my neighbor, I oppose school voucher programs”

Hear His Voice

A Post for the Ones Who Aren’t Feeling the Joy John 20:11-18  Here we are at the end of Easter Sunday. Maybe today has been a joyful day of celebration for you. Maybe you sang “Because He Lives” and “He Arose” and “Glorious Day,” and you felt true joy and hope. You felt each wordContinue reading “Hear His Voice”

Resurrection Day

He Is Risen Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20 “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but he has risen.”  Often, my children and I sit around and tell the stories of our family. One child starts the story and another interrupts to fill in aContinue reading “Resurrection Day”

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