Tag Archives: Religion

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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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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A summary of what we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible

Over the last two weeks I’ve discussed 5 guidelines I want to follow as I teach Yosi about the Bible as she grows. I want to offer a paragraph from each here and encourage you to go back and read the … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, part 5

I’ve been writing recently the best way to go about handling difficult stories and ideas in the Bible with our kids. Today is the final point in that series. Part 1: What the Bible actually says Part 2: What we … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, Part 4

Over the last two weeks I’ve been discussing guidelines to follow when we answer our kids’ questions about the Bible. Today we continue with part 4 of 5. Part 1: What the Bible actually says Part 2: What we believe … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, part 3

Last Monday I started a series about the responsibilities we have to our kids as we teach them about the Bible. Today we continue with part 3. Part 1: What the Bible actually says Part 2: What we believe to be true 3. … Continue reading

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