Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stopping Thought.

Before I go much further, I also want to stop and talk a little about the idea of thought terminators, because in that Bible study I was about to do, I was going to run a lot of them through … Continue reading

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I want to stop and talk a bit about the idea I mentioned in my last post about compartmentalization. Compartmentalization is what every single one of us does to avoid having to come face-to-face with a painful truth. We block … Continue reading

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How I Became the Only Pro-Choice Pentecostal I Knew.

Hope y’all had a lovely holiday! Are you ready for the last leg of my ascent into apostasy? You’ve been so patient. And now your patience is rewarded. We’re here. We’re finally here. Once upon a time, the evangelical churches … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Field Guide to Ex-Christians: “Bad Christians”

I guess every single ex-Christian out there’s heard this one: “You just left because some ‘bad Christians’ made you upset!” The accusation is all but a joke to some of us by now, it’s so threadbare from overuse. I hope … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer, Part One.

A month or two after the David Koresh compound went up in smoke, my church got some horrible, horrible news. Our co-pastor had late-stage brain cancer. Daniel was an awesome man (our sign-language ministry even had a sign for him–the … Continue reading

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Just a quick little meta housekeeping type post.

I’m really painfully new at this blogging thing, so I’m trying really hard to catch up and learn what I need to learn to make this place amenable to visitors. If you notice some shortcoming I should address or some … Continue reading

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Just Another Brick in the Wall (Falls Out)

It was a bright fall day. I walked into a history classroom on the very first day of my junior year of college. The class was about the end of the Roman Empire and beginning of the Dark Ages. I’d … Continue reading

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The Content of Her Character (Doesn’t Matter).

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. This famous speech of Dr. … Continue reading

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The Cloud Has Moved.

Christians like to imagine how wonderful it’d be if they got together and made a perfect Utopian society of “True Christians.” The Citadel that was proposed in Idaho recently is one example of the breed, but the idea’s been floating … Continue reading

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Cassidy Wept.

I still remember where I was standing and what I was doing the first time I ever saw a tornado. I was in my late 20s by now. I lived in the smack middle of Kansas in a tiny town … Continue reading

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