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the moneychangers of today: on our racism in the Church

Look, I’m just glad that I don’t have to keep convincing people that racism exists and that there are substantial sized groups willing to arm themselves and fight for their rights to oppress and subjugate others. As hateful as these incidents  are, in my mind I want to shout from the rooftops, “I TOLD YOU… Continue reading the moneychangers of today: on our racism in the Church

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not posted yesterday: America, stop acting like a whiny teenager

The best part about having a teen, hands down, is watching him grow up and mature. It has been an honor to see his transformation into a responsible, caring, intelligent, sweet, loving young man who takes care of others (like his baby sisters) and is a helpful, delightful person to hang out with. It doesn’t happen overnight. Fo sho. But it does happen with thoughtful dialogue, respectful disagreements, humbling challenges, and a renewed sense of self and purpose in this world. 

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now you know: a follow up to the white mother-in-law

I’ve read that the blog on The Gospel Coalition which caused a huge controversy yesterday was taken down. I read that it was a mixture of apology and security, for the woman and her family, as well as for the reputation of TGC. I am sorry that it got to that. I was a bit… Continue reading now you know: a follow up to the white mother-in-law

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questions for Christians

(Say that ten times fast) Why do Christians so quickly become judge and jury? We all cling to the few verses in scripture that use the words “discern” or “admonish” and other verbs that get us in so much trouble. Why are we so quick to want to throw books at people, let alone stones?… Continue reading questions for Christians

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commitments to my stepkids, reflections for mothers’ day

Because of the truths I have come to know, and I am still learning more and more to be sure, I make these promises to you: 1. I will love your dad. If there is one thing I have learned, that is as true as all true things, it’s this: marriage is the most important… Continue reading commitments to my stepkids, reflections for mothers’ day