Of Parasites and Repentance

You haven’t really been to a third-world country until that third-world country has been to you.  One of my dear friends has been going to Uganda lately in service of this beautiful nonprofit she founded.  Last year, she was away for my birthday in […]

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“God is Dead,” Part 2: A Response to “An Unbelieving Age”

Thankfully, postmodernism has done away with all that modernity nonsense.  Not only is modernity dead, but so is God, and postmodernism, apparently, is the one who killed God.  “Postmodernism,” Eagleton writes in his article  An Unbelieving Age, “may be the first age of […]

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Let It Be

Okay, I’m having a moment.  You’ll have to forgive me. For a lot of my life, Let It Be by the Beatles was my favorite song.  Even after I gained enough awareness to label it a “Catholic” song (though I now go to […]

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“The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying” – A Response

My husband recently asked me when you all get to start voting on what I write about next.  He then quickly followed up with requesting that I write about my struggles with the Old Testament.  I laughed, shrugged it off and said […]

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Pottery from Ashes

Ready for the obligatory Ash Wednesday post?  Let’s begin. Last year, I attempted to give up Facebook for Lent.  I was doing it for all the wrong reasons, plus I’m a teensy bit addicted, so needless to say, I failed about a […]

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How Much is Enough?

Going deep takes time. I recently got into a fight with a friend about busyness in which I used the line, “You are not a victim of your schedule.”  She responded that her availability does not dictate how much values me.  I […]

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Putting the Ocean Back in Devotion

As my birthday gift to me, I took the day off from work and study to enjoy what has been the nicest day in 2014 so far outside.  I spent some time at a beach, though not as much as I would […]

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Unity

Some theologians think that agency  is the mark of the image of God in humanity: that is, being free is being imago dei.  We bear the image of God in our freedom to command our own destiny in a way that plants […]

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Freedom

Yesterday’s sermon was based on part of the portion of Scripture known as the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17-37).  It began by stating that the desire for freedom – to think, to assemble, to feel, etc. – is not merely an […]

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The Good Samaritan

I grew up, as most church kids did, hearing the parable of the Good Samaritan, seeing it in all its flannel-graph glory.  It was clear who we were supposed to like the most in the story, who we were supposed to want […]

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