Monthly Archives: September 2018

Taking My Dad to Concerts and the ER

Back in the 70s when I was still a teen, my Dad would take me to concerts. These weren’t concerts I wanted to go to and he’d drive. These were concerts he wanted to go to and – after I … Continue reading

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God’s Got Your Name (and It’s Not a Bad Thing Either)

My friend Julian knew the name of the capital city of every country in the world. Every single one. Julian was an older student at the University of Sussex, where we wound up in the same building of on-campus housing … Continue reading

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Living the Christian Life Is Not About You

What it takes to live the Christian life:

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Jesus Perplexes Me, and Someone’s Got Some Explaining to Do

Some stories about Jesus perplex me, like this one where Jesus asks a question that in a sense makes no sense. Luke tells of a healing, and an impressive one at that. Jesus healed ten people at once, transforming them … Continue reading

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Mail and Female: Women, the Post Office, and Church

Women in the Post Office Angela Serratore’s 2012 article on 19th Century women and the rise of modern postal service sheds light on a world foreign to people who use modern electronic communications with ease and from the privacy of … Continue reading

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Clarity Can Be Elusive When Serving God – Even for a Writer

[Today’s guest post is from Sarahbeth Caplin.] Some people have a clear idea of how God will “use” them, especially if they came to faith from a struggle like drinking, drugs, or some kind of abuse. They know exactly who … Continue reading

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Sex and Getting Stoned – a Woman Meets Jesus

He came to the Temple early to teach, so I stayed in the courtyard to hear him before I had to move on. I wanted to listen to him all day, but my master would not be pleased if I … Continue reading

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Biblical Stories about Women are for You Too Brothers – a Woman’s Invitation

[Today’s guest post is from Nadine Bent-Russell.] About 8 years ago I heard a man preach about God’s plan for women and how we are all equal. He humbly spoke about the fact that some women are abused by their … Continue reading

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Race, Gender, and Getting Called a Sissy

I write a lot about egalitarianism and how right doctrine builds up women and men in the family of God, and I expect to take it on the chin once in a while when someone who ascribes to male superiority … Continue reading

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