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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

    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

    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

    October 28, 2014

    Yesterday after school my young daughter burst into the kitchen and announced, with all the alarm of a good little evangelical, “Mom! My teacher says the earth is two billion years old!” I sighed and felt an old unrest creep … Continue reading

    September 11, 2014

      Last night I went to our church’s midweek meeting where I teach the kids while the adults hold a Bible study. I love this opportunity to introduce God to some children for the first time, and wouldn’t trade it … Continue reading

    March 25, 2013

    I have often wondered what I’d be like had I not been raised in a Christian home. Here’s what I imagine: I’d live by the Golden Rule. Kindness and respect would be my religion. I wouldn’t go to church; I’d … Continue reading

    January 25, 2013

                                         I first discovered Joan Ball through a Facebook comment she made on someone’s post that read something to this effect: “Not everyone … Continue reading

    May 31, 2012

    We all like to think we’re open-minded. (Well, I suppose there are those who consciously don’t want to be. I think I know some of them. Do you?) I’ve been thinking about the definition for a while, and generally I … Continue reading

    March 23, 2011

    Perhaps you’ve done it—balanced an egg on its wide end sometime during the vernal or autumnal equinox. A friend of mine introduced this phenomenon to me recently, explaining that on these two days of the year, the sun and the … Continue reading

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