P: I believe we should have an all-male elder board. H: Is that what the Bible says? P: Yes. It was a conversation my pastor and I had many years ago. I no longer go to that church. It took nearly a decade, and the church lost some members along the way but, the pastor … Continue reading culture, gender, and christianity
Have you ever felt like you had something so good you never wanted to give it up? Maybe it was a house or a favorite sweater. Maybe your first car or a best friend. Maybe even a school project or a favorite recipe. Liz Phair had her favorite pair of underwear... In my very first post … Continue reading my city. my fall.
Our world is filled with so much brokenness, hate, and evil. Last week two black men were killed at the grocery store after the gunman failed to enter a predominately black church. Saturday, a group of Jewish believers were killed in their synagogue. These are just the latest two killings in a string of killings that have plagued our country -- people killed for the crime of.... of what? Living life? Being black? Being Jewish? It's too much for the human mind and senses to grapple with.
Last week was Hannah's birthday. I try to avoid writing too much about her because... Well, because it is my choice to share my life publicly and, I think she should have a say in what I do and don't share about her. That being said, I usually do participate in the annual social media … Continue reading two full hands.
I have spent a lot of time thinking about love this year. I've read books, talked to people, and thought about it. A colleague calls it my love quest. What is love? My professor advises us to approach a novel problem by first thinking about it. Once you have a potential answer, go to the … Continue reading love quest
Everyone has a story within them -- a truth that can, and should be told. Each person also has a unique, personal voice with which to share his story. Sometimes that voice is loud and boisterous and people are forced to stop and listen. Often though, the voice is quieter, sometimes even just a whisper, … Continue reading storytelling
Do you ever have to do something so hard it just doesn't seem possible? I mean it really is impossible. No one has ever done it. Everyone says it's impossible and yet... you still... Hope. And Pray. And try to trust that things will work out. Because. Well, because they usually do. Things usually work … Continue reading impossibly hard