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The Bible, the Church, & Spirituality
The Bible, the Church, & Spirituality

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Special Needs, the Church and the Justice of God

I have a new article at RELEVANT Magazine on people with special needs in church:  Special Needs, the Church and the Justice of God
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New Post: "They Don't Believe in the Passages They Use Against Women"

Those of us who support women in ministry are often accused of “not believing the Bible” when we explain that we have different interpretations of those few passages that, on the surface, appear to either restrict women from leadership roles or subjugate…
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Here are the wedding vows that we used for our ceremony, as well as the sermon that my friend Katie Langston preached when she married us. Katie and I met online almost 10 years ago when I was mostly blogging about Mormonism, where she was one of the…
Wedding Vows & Sermon
Wedding Vows & Sermon
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15 years ago, I said, “I do.” 11 years later, I said, “No more.” Something stronger than pain engulfed me. Not just loss of happiness, but the loss of any sense of purpose. I had been Mrs. Interfaith Marriage for so long, I had no idea who I was or who I…
Tragedy + Time = Gratitude
Tragedy + Time = Gratitude
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I’ve never understood how belief in traditional gender roles survives an actual reading of the Gospels. Case in point: when I thought about what the Bible specifically says about mothers (as distinct entities from fathers), this verse immediately came to…
Jesus on Mothers
Jesus on Mothers
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Things used to freak me out a lot. I’m a person with a short fuse, descended from a long line of people with short fuses, and when I ran into a setback or some other form of adversity, I could lose my temper fast. I would get angry, and most people didn’t…
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Joy is a Christian virtue that I find especially difficult. When life is going well, you don’t need to be told to have it. When life isn’t going well, having it is nearly impossible. The Bible tells us otherwise. It tells us to be joyful, even in…
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Realizing that I was not loved turned out to be one of the hardest parts of my divorce journey. I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I do not believe Ephesians 5 applies to modern-day marriages any more than Ephesians 6 applies to modern-day slavery. That said,…
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On October 29th, 2013, I asked my husband of ten years for a divorce. Our newborn son was one month old, exactly. The previous nine months had served up near non-stop, blinding emotional pain. The pain of his glaring and inappropriate devotion to his…
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I’m old-fashioned about many things. I didn’t own a smart phone until 2014. I still believe in saving sex for marriage (and frankly, all of you “very serious” Christians announcing on your OKCupid profiles that you’ll have sex “within 3-5 dates” need to…
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