Without Ruth and Naomi The Bible Wouldn’t Pass the Bechdel Test

I've just had the startling realization that The Bible just barely passes the Bechdel Test. I don't know why I'm surprised. I know that the Bible is steeped in patriarchal themes and language, but the ...

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Not Feeling Thankful? It’s Okay

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! And there's so much to be thankful for! After all, you are not a refugee seeking a new place to call home. Your Thanksgiving table is not limited to whatever the good people at ...

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The House That Was Always Open

With all the talk of refugees and who our country will and won't welcome, I can't help thinking about the Rev. Dr. Jim Mosley (whose name graces the tabernacle at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, ...

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A Generosity of Spirit

The CMA awards were on this past week. I know some of you watched. We learned a few things: Justin Timberlake can do no wrong. Fall Out Boy has no business on a country music ...

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Sometimes it really does hurt

I took my daughter to the orthodontist today for what seems like the zillionth time. There was a girl in the chair next chair who was much younger than my daughter, probably still in elementary school. ...

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I’m a Christian and Not Ashamed to Admit it…with stipulations

I keep seeing posts on Facebook of people declaring that they are not ashamed of Jesus Christ and challenging me to repost if I am not ashamed of being a Christian.  I never repost those ...

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