Series: Wednesday Wrestling Series

Icon of Jacob's ladder and Jacob wrestling with God's angel

Announcing a New Blog Series: Wednesday Wrestling (with props to Jacob, Gideon, and Barbara Brown Taylor)

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Wednesday Wrestling SeriesYou know that I love the story of Jacob wrestling with God. You know I love the idea that our faith often feels like wrestling with conflicting ideas. You know that I no longer believe that strong faith has to be equivalent to …

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Introducing Wednesday Wrestling (on Clean Monday)

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Wednesday Wrestling SeriesToday is Clean Monday, or the first day of Orthodox Lent. Technically, our Lent began last night at Forgiveness Vespers, when the people of the church form a circle around the edges of the Nave (sanctuary). Each parishioner bows before every other parishioner …

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Wednesday Wrestling: The (Violent) Battle for the Soul

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Wednesday Wrestling SeriesToday’s guest post is by friend and fellow writer, Susan Cushman. I can’t remember now exactly how we connected, but Susan is also Eastern Orthodox and lives in Tennessee, so we have some common friends. I was thrilled to find out that she …

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Wednesday Wrestling: Dislocation

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Wednesday Wrestling SeriesToday’s guest post comes from Caiobhe (pronounced Keeva) from The Hope Diaries. I am fairly new to her blog, but have found her writing honest, authentic, and encouraging. I rejoice to have connected with this brave, spiritual, thoughtful, and creative woman. Her writing …

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Wednesday Wrestling: Every Step of the Way

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Wednesday Wrestling SeriesToday’s guest post comes from writer Susan Marquez. This brave, honest post on wrestling is an excerpt from a book Susan is writing. In the midst of a life-altering event, her faith was both challenged and strengthened.   “Lord, where ever she is, whatever she …

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