Have I told you that I am schooling my children? Yeah. I’m homeschooling my eldest son and starting formally with my daughter this coming year. Me. The one who used to shake her and giggle and at the very thought of teaching her children math has a son whose favorite subject is math. Joke’s on … Continue reading
Category Archives: Faith
Twisted Christianity: Lil Nas X, Satan shoes, and church hurt.
Each church body is just looking for a sin which they don’t feel guilty of so they can be superior, as if God is a bear and we must simply outrun our comrades to escape being consumed in the flames of Hell that inhabit the mouth of God. Continue reading
Because you can hear it’s cry
If there were a fire and in the fire there was one baby and a crate of a hundred fertilized embryos, which would you save if you could only save one? Meant to be inflammatory, this question has stuck with me for several weeks because it shines a light on the truth. We would save … Continue reading
Which version is God’s true Word?
Since I’ve had my children, I notice that the order of my reactions has changed drastically. I used to react academically first, then emotionally. It took me a year or two to cultivate that skill, but now it’s lost. I react emotionally first, and then revisit the academic as a luxury. I say this because … Continue reading
What comes after your amen?
Did you ever think at eighteen you’d be talking about this? He asked me as though the thought of traveling to Morocco is a wild, unthinkable thing. I replied with a resounding yes, but it’s partially a lie. I never thought I would be planning a sight seeing trip to an African country. I thought … Continue reading
In the Wake of Purity Culture: The Fall of Joshua Harris
There is a trend in progressive Christianity that I don’t quite understand. It seems to have a very defined culture but it’s source seems elusive. Its the deconstruction and reconstruction part of the movement. I don’t know that it is a movement, but I’ll call it one because it seems to be such to me. … Continue reading
If she does not struggle, does it also follow that she is not held?
The show The Handmaid’s Tale has revived interest in the somewhat prophetic novel. It has such depth and scope and covers so many relevant issues that we are facing right now. To me, one of the most fascinating and important, but also difficult to swallow is the dynamic experience of rape throughout the show. We … Continue reading
The third Thursday
While we lift our voices up in praise and adoration and thanksgiving, others are lifting up their voices in anguish and lament. Continue reading
He told me that in his dream he yelled out, “I am my own!” And isn’t that a profound insistence? It seems a simple thing, to belong to oneself, but it’s so rare and difficult. There are times when I feel words leave my mouth out of pure necessity, and I don’t process them until … Continue reading
Empty Pronouns and the End of the World
A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. It avoids the redundancy of saying a name over and over, thus preventing Beetlejuice from being summoned or Bloody Mary from ripping out your eyes. Pronouns are a magical thing when used properly. Americans have a tendency to misuse the English language to the disdain of … Continue reading