Category Archives: Faith

A Reasonable Life

Hello, all you beautiful people who bizarrely have never dropped your subscriptions in the last two years of silence here. Beginning today I will be writing a weekly post for The Samizdat. For the time being I will continue to … Continue reading

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On community: food for thought (guest post by Erin Compton)

I’m honored to have the inimitable Erin Compton writing for me today. Erin’s blog showcases her brave and astute writing about a variety of topics, from depression to the loss of the sacred feminine in modern Christianity to struggling to connect with … Continue reading

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The fit hits the Shan, No. 3: Why can’t church be more like the smoking section?

Shan is back with possibly my favorite post from her yet (aside from the knockout that kicked this series off). Love this image. Enjoy. ~~~~~~ I miss smoking. Not the blood pressure spikes or the way the top of my … Continue reading

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A Spectator Along God’s Highway: Guest Post by Shan K.

As a child I looked up to no one like I looked up to my sister, Shan. She was seven years my senior, old enough to use her influence for her own comedic enjoyment (like the time she “talked in … 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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