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  • December 31, 2018

    Google “Types of Loneliness” and you’ll find there are at least six or seven that the have been identified, with slightly varying lists and labels. Here is a list I’ve compiled and put in my own words. Which one(s) have … Continue reading

    October 10, 2018

    I remember when I first realized I lived in the “Christian Bubble”—that insular, sterile place where everyone was just like me. I was already in my thirties, and a friend had recommended I read Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz; I … Continue reading

    September 18, 2018

        As I sit down to write this, I look at the clock and it happens to be 11:30 am, precisely the time, exactly one week ago on Sunday, September 9, 2018,  I jumped off a cliff and fractured … Continue reading

    August 23, 2018

    My daughter, Anna, recently graduated from one of the most difficult military training programs in the world—Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Sixty percent of women are sent home before the grueling six weeks are over. The rest, including … Continue reading

    July 9, 2018

    The other day I saw a man wearing a T-shirt that read,  “Atheists for Jesus.” I was intrigued and considered asking him to tell me more. Did it mean he was a former atheist who has come to realize salvation … Continue reading

    November 21, 2017

    The topic of whether or not it’s a sin for Christians to drink has been written about ad nauseam on the web, so I’ll leave that question for others to answer.  The better question, and one that relatively few in … Continue reading

    January 28, 2017

    It seems everyone on social media these days is using Jesus’ parables to defend their particular brand of politics. If well-aimed, convenient scriptures can pierce through a relationship and render it permanently damaged. Thank you, Jesus, for helping us kill … Continue reading

    December 27, 2016

    My dad spent twenty* years in suicidal depression–while he was a pastor. Among other reasons related to his childhood, he couldn’t come to grips with all he was “expected” to do for God and people. He couldn’t bring himself to … Continue reading

    September 26, 2016

    Dear Anna, Sarah, Rebecca and Ruthie, I’ve been nag– er, talking to you a lot lately about serving more in the home. I’ve pointed out that you should have the same work ethic in regard to housework as you do … Continue reading

    August 1, 2016

    I am currently reading Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, an expose of the ongoing atrocities committed by men of the FLDS (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints) toward the women and children under their rule. It is a harrowing look … Continue reading

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