Category Archives: Bible

Talking back to patriarchy, part 3: It all comes down to authority

“But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God.” – Sarah Faith Schlissel, “Daddy’s Girl” Consider the case of Sarah Faith Schlissel.  The quote above, offering a definition … Continue reading

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Did I overshare? Have some links.

It got really quiet last week, after I put up that last post.  Maybe I should have given that one a bit more forethought, at least before sharing it on Facebook. Oh, well, what’s done is done.  I’m putting together … Continue reading

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This is my mom. This was her life.

My mom was always writing, and she saved everything.  Prayer lists, calendars with notations, journals, letters – it was all a record of her life, and she kept it all.  Mom always hoped to write a book about her “adventures”, … Continue reading

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Tragedy, Twitter and Teachable Moments

A note of correction before we go further:  This post was initially written based on incomplete information, having seen multiple reports that John Piper tweeted Job 1:19, in isolation.  That was incorrect.  He immediately followed that tweet with another, posting … Continue reading

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What I should have said 13 years ago

It was one of my first homeschool meetings, an evening devoted to people like myself:  the rookies. Three veteran couples were there to encourage us, answer our questions, and give us the benefit of their experience. I don’t recall much … Continue reading

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Lazy Blogging on St. Thomas Sunday

Two years ago I wrote a post about Thomas that I still love with all my heart.  Is that a bad thing to say about your own post?  Regardless, it’s true.  Because I understand Thomas, I think, and I have … Continue reading

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Just talk to me

I’ve gotten some hints through the grapevine that one of my recent posts – If we have to choose sides – was a bit concerning to some people.  If you read the post you know that I published it with … Continue reading

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From the Archives: I want to live in Eastertide

Originally posted in 2011. We make little jokes in our church staff meetings that might seem irreverent to some.  For instance, it was in a staff meeting that I was introduced to the Vintage 21 Jesus – because a certain … Continue reading

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If we have to choose sides…

It’s been over a month since I wrote the following post.  It came out of me in a burst of heartache and anger, and then…..I chickened out on posting it.  It seemed really bold when I wrote it, but as … Continue reading

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On Maundy Thursday

The arguments of the past several days – in court, on social media, among friends and family – have given new meaning to “Passion Week”.  But this is Maundy Thursday and my focus is on the last meal Jesus shared … Continue reading

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