Used Up; Spread Around – Virginity and the Church

In the past week, the question “Does Christianity idolize virginity?” has come across my radar in a few ways. First, it was Sarah Bessey‘s raw post “I am Damaged Goods“, followed by Rachel Held Evens’ straight forward question “Do Christians Idolize Virginity“. Then a couple of friends each had some excellent additions to the conversation: Arleen Spenceley chimes in with a Catholic response to “Do Christians […]

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Make Your Self

I watched a video this past week where Hank Green muses about our concept of the self. In it, he said the phrase, “you make you”. I’m kind of captured by this idea. I realize I’ve always believed the opposite. I’ve always thought of my “self” as something hidden away, something that I must discover, […]

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Self doubt

This morning, I find my self thinking about identity. To be honest, much of my interaction with blogging communities leaves me thinking about who I am, where I belong, how I am accepted, what my identity really is. Talk about my writing voice, the focus of my blog, building a community of readers… all of […]

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Saturday Rant

Angles and prophets carried a message of hope and God’s great deeds in ages past. Now, celebrity preachers write books, travel to conferences, and leave pulpits to further their ministry. Why do our methods of proclaiming the topsy-turvy kingdom of God now look so sleek,so familiar to our internet culture? Inverting the old ways just leads to something we are comfortable […]

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