Category: Childhood

For the Table, Not the Schism

About a week ago, a man named Tony Jones called for a schism in the church over women in ministry. He urged all those who attend churches or are involved in ministries that don’t believe in ordaining women to leave those churches and ministries. First, I want to applaud Tony for publicly standing up for …

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I Just Can’t and Please Let Me Give Up and Other Self-Pitying Rants

So. It’s done. For now, at least. And I read through it. For the 415th time. And guess what? I don’t think it’s that great. All the doubts start to creep in: Who would read this? This part is too theological. This part is too boring. Spiritual memoirs are a dime a dozen nowadays. I …

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When I Was on Fire. For Jesus.

*I’m taking a quick break from my Common Core series to join up with Addie Zierman’s synchroblog today! I am fairly new to writer Addie Zierman. But we could be soul sisters. Seriously. Addie is the author of a just-realeased (as in TODAY!) book called When We Were On Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, …

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“Is This a Brown School?” – On Teaching My Kids About Diversity

Last night I took my kids to a fall festival at one of the schools I work with. I actually taught at this school for five years, so it’s always like coming home when I go over there. This school is about 65% English Learners and probably 90% kids from a language background other than …

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