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Michelle Van Loon
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Attends Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
Lives in Barrington, IL
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Facing Mother's Day with loss, disrupted relationships in your fam: https://shar.es/1pO14V 
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I keep encountering it, so I'm asking if there's an upside to nepotism in the local church: http://shar.es/1fJa2Y 
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At #midlife, the question "Now what, Lord?" probably won't have a quick answer: http://shar.es/1oyrAR #yeasting
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When Renee Walks Away: On “De-conversion” Stories http://shar.es/1bDKXQ 
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After reading Jan Karon's latest Mitford book, I had an "ah ha!" moment: http://shar.es/1HYEBE 
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Blogging through @suemonkkidd's classic book on midlife transition, When The Heart Waits: https://shar.es/1rtBod   https://shar.es/1rtBod 
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Old Man, I Really, Really Am A Lot Like You http://shar.es/1fEJwQ
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In the face of persecution of Christians and rising anti-Semitism, who are our Esthers? http://shar.es/1W6qwt
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Church leaders forced out in the name of “reaching young families”? Read on and weigh in - http://shar.es/1H8RrM 
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Resolutions, Regrets & Reset Buttons: A Giveaway http://shar.es/1H7OcT 
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Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Writer, 1995 - present
  • Christ Together:Chicago
  • Visiting Angels
  • Trinity International University
  • Wooded Hills Bible Church
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Currently
Barrington, IL
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Tagline
I tell the stories of spiritual ragamuffins, rebels and refugees.
Introduction
I'm the author of If Only: Letting Go Of Regret (Beacon Hill Press, 2014), two books about the parables of Christ, and have contributed to four recent devotional projects. I'm a regular contributor to Christianity Today's popular Her.meneutics blog, and maintain my own blog at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pilgrimsroadtrip/.

I've done a wide variety of freelance writing including plays and skits, curriculum, articles, and ghost-writing. I've served as a church communications director, been on staff at Trinity International University, and currently handle communications responsibilities on a freelance basis for a handful of small faith-based non-profits. I'm married, and am mother of three and grandmother to two. 

Education
  • Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
    present
  • Illinois State University
  • John Hersey High School
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Female