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O Rebel, Where Art Thou?

As mentioned Monday, my friend Melinda and I are starting a new series for those of us who always seem to be at odds with the established norms and accepted answers in the Christian community. Today I want to introduce … Continue reading

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Church Quest: Preschool Edition

As you already know if you’ve been reading my blog this last month, we recently left our church home of ten years. It was the only church my daughter had ever stepped foot in, so her response to visiting new … Continue reading

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Church Quest 9: Looking back and looking forward

We’ve reached the end of the scheduled posts in my Church Quest series, chronicling our decision to leave our church of ten years to find one that fits our family better. From here on out any additions to the series … Continue reading

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Church Quest 8: Non-negotiables

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Church Quest 7: The Dream List

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Recent Reading

The Irrestistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne (2007) – I was afraid this book would unsettle me, make me uncomfortable in my comfortable life, and stimulate my mind with ideas, and it did. I just have no idea what to do … Continue reading

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Church Quest 4: Why we originally planned to stay

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Yesterday we went to church

Yesterday morning we went to church. We got dressed, got Yosi in the car, and drove just outside of town to where the building sits among the fields, listening to music as we went. We said hi to people we knew … Continue reading

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The Myth of Parental Protection, or Why my daughter will read Dracula

I came across an article on Geekmom today that got all my book-loving, free speech hackles up. In the article, Geekmom Suzanne Lezear responds to a recent article by Meghan Cox Gurdon in the Wall Street Journal about a mom who … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Andrew Himes

In early May I read and reviewed Andrew Himes‘ excellent new book The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family. Andrew is the grandson of John R. Rice, a prominent leader within the Fundamentalist movement until … Continue reading

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