Category Archives: current events

Falling

It seems as though extremists on both sides love their party more than they love their country and the America media loves its ratings more than anything. Continue reading

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List: Things Kids Can Do After a Natural Disaster

Kids can be a powerful force for good in hard times. Continue reading

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On Gun Violence in America

What we need in this country is not the fevered doubling-down of our respective opinions on this issue. What we need is education, empathy, and effective enforcement of our current laws. Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Starbucks, the Evangelical Fringe, and Ephesians 4:32

Marketing, which is essentially communicating a message effectively, is an ever-evolving artistic science, especially at this time of year. (Y’all noticing that “this time of year” seems to sneak up on us faster every year? Me too, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Josh and Anna, or Jacob and Leah

Anna Duggar is the Leah of our time. Continue reading

Posted in Book of Genesis, Christianity, compassion, current events, Dignity, Duggars, Empathy, Evangelicalism, faith, Fundamentalism, God, Hell, King James Bible, Leah, Obedience, pain, pop culture, religion, Rich Mullins, Separation, Suffering, The Red Tent, Women | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

6.26.15

The reactions to today’s ruling have been both encouraging, inspiring, upsetting, entertaining, and a marvelous display of the free speech we in this country so often take for granted. Continue reading

Posted in America, Controversy, courage, Culture, current events, Debate, Free Speech, Freedom, Gay Marriage, SCOTUS | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

The Face on Your Currency

I think we as women need to take responsibility for how we are perceived. Continue reading

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It Ain’t Right

This is the United States of America and it is 2015, and yet I feel as heartbroken and confused as Jem Finch after the trial of Tom Robinson. Continue reading

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Call Me Repulsed

I sort of wonder if Jesus was standing between Caitlyn Jenner and the stone-weilders today, what He’d be writing in the sand. Continue reading

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A Time to Speak and a Time to Be Silent

Evil triumphs when good men to do nothing.  Continue reading

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