Family Update

Family Update

Given the changes in our lives these past few months, I figure I’m due for an update. So here’s what’s been happening, in as small a nutshell as I can manage: From October 2013-June 2014 I worked with the Fuller Youth Institute and Compassion International to write Step Into My Shoes. Step Into My Shoes is an at-home experience … Continue reading

Landslide

I’m stealing a window of time to write something. Because writing something, a crummy draft of a something, is better than what I’ve done for the past year or so, which is barely write at all. So here’s 30 minutes, unedited, go. Somewhere along the way, I lost my writer’s heart.The practical and imperfect realities … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Thoughts on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Generally speaking, I lean towards the critical side when it comes to trying to do good. I care a lot about how that good is attempted, and want the method to be wise. As I’ve seen critiques of the Ice Bucket challenge, I’ve actually found myself disagreeing. Mainly, critics of the viral fundraising campaign say … Continue reading

Affluenza Indeed

The macro-level logic of the affluenza defense claims that if something outside of the defendant stunted their moral development, something they didn’t choose, something beyond their control, then they are not longer responsible for the poor moral choices they make.  Heck, they’re practically a victim. While many of us roll our eyes in disgust at … Continue reading

That Time I Changed My Husband’s Mind

Over at The Junia Project, Curtis and I co-wrote the story of how he became an Egalitarian.  It was a strange experience for the both of us, and we had a lot of fun telling the story. She said:  I picked my seminary, in no small part, because it fully supported women in ministry.  They had … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Consider this our family Christmas letter.  Forgive the lack of cuteness, or, you know, paper products. The reality of 2013 was that it was more hard than good.  Normally these letters list highlights and celebrations, but this is a year when we are just glad to still be standing at the end.  The way I … Continue reading

Saying No to White Baby Jesus

Saying No to White Baby Jesus

We visited some friends a few weeks ago who were in the midst of putting up Christmas decorations.  I saw and instantly loved that they had a nativity set that was a toy, where their young kids could, and did, really play with it all. When I saw the same toy set at the store … Continue reading