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The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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Dancing in Church

Perichoresis is a Greek word describing the relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In John 15:26, Jesus says, “But I will send you the Comforter – the Holy Spirit, the source of all truth. He will come to … Continue reading

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Intelligence made me Stupid

My belief that Christians lack intellectual rigor might have been gleaned selectively from mainstream media, my mother’s contempt for organized religion, my in-laws intolerant Pentacostalism, and the fact that (in the past) I’d never met a brainy* follower of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Dad’s Been Faking Me Out

The coffee is hot and two slices of homemade lemon pie sit on amber plates. I’m eager for my beloved 80-year-old dad’s visit. After hello hugs, he hands me my copy of The Case for Christ. I’d lent the book … Continue reading

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Christian Gobbledygook

  “What words come to mind when you think of the way church was before you came to faith?” our group leader asked. “Boring.” “Gobbledygook.” “Not relevant.” Only going to church and expecting to understand everything in the hymns and … Continue reading

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Caesar and Me: Part I

While cleaning out old files, I found a tax receipt from ’04. I have a hunch I’ve not paid that particular tax recently. My husband thinks I should, “Just forget about it.” I tried. I can’t. Asking a person who doesn’t follow … Continue reading

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Nicky the Adorable Brit

If you Google Nicky Gumbel and the Alpha Course, articles that castigate him pop up.  Maybe his theology is flawed, and maybe Google’s skewed algorithms have a lot to do with it. . . but here’s what I experienced. As … Continue reading

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