Jealousy

Speaking of sin, a few nights ago I was kept up by a roiling case of jealousy the likes of which I had not seen since high school.  This is not to claim that I’m free from all jealousy – oh, no.  I quietly […]

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“God is Dead,” Part 3: A Response to Atheists

I know I said I’d be done on Wednesday, but no discussion of atheism would be complete without at least mentioning the likes of Richard Dawkins, Charles Hitchens and Susan Jacoby.  You’ve probably heard of at least one of these outspoken advocates […]

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“God Is Dead,” Part 1: A Response to “The Intellectual Snobbery of Conspicuous Atheism”

Normally, I take Mondays to reflect on Sunday evening’s homily.  Last night’s was one to let simmer for a bit, though, plus, intriguingly, atheism seems to be coming up in my circles lately.  Christian friends have been sending my articles asking for […]

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The Power in Identity

The gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent, which was last night, was the story of the three temptations of Christ in the desert (Matthew 4:1-10).  I’d heard comparisons between the person of Job and the person of Jesus in Scripture […]

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Self Help

Not surprisingly, one of the first things I’ve learned in the two days since Lent began is that I fight myself really, really hard.  I have a very difficult time just being.  I have a litany of lists of rules I perform […]

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Salt and Light

It was raining all day and it’s been cold for the last few, so, as I’m extremely sensitive to cold (my whole body aches to the bone and it takes me hours to warm up again), I stayed in while my husband […]

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Go Deep (aka, Fishers of People)

Last night was our priest’s final liturgy as the rector of our parish .  (It feels weird saying”our” as we’ve only been going there since October and, honestly, I don’t quite feel like we fit [yet] but that’s partly me.  It takes […]

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“Feminism”

Reading the Bible as a citizen of a super power is a lot like reading the Bible as a man, especially a white one.  Or, at least a lot like experiencing the benefits of sexism in biblical interpretation and implementation in contemporary […]

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In honor of Valentine’s day: excerpts from a final about friendship

Nerd Alert: this post has footnotes!  What follows is about three pages (gratuitously long, I know) of a five-page answer to one of my final exam questions last quarter: “Many people have said much about love,” writes 7th century Christian monk, Maximus […]

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Self Defense

I took a self defense class for women last night.  While it was therapeutic to punch some pads to practice the moves we were being taught to get away from a hypothetical attacker, we were practicing moves to get away from a […]

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