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Posted inCulture, Religion

Trying to Love Lauren Daigle

Reading Time: 7 minutes Lately I can’t seem to listen to my streaming music app without hearing Lauren Daigle‘s “You Say” at least half a dozen times a day. What makes this significant (other than the fact that it’s a beautiful song) is that it’s a song by a Christian artist…except I’m not listening to a Christian station. Living […]

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Writing My Way Out of Brokenness

Reading Time: 5 minutes Brokenness, brokenness is what I long for Brokenness is what I need Brokenness, brokenness is what you want for me. – Micah Stampley, “Take My Life” That praise and worship song was usually played with the lights of the sanctuary low, the guitar soft, eyes closed, and hands raised. It was often accompanied by tears […]

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Chris Pratt Wants You to Think Less of Yourself

Reading Time: 6 minutes Dr. Strange: “What master do you serve?” Peter Quill: “What master do I serve? What am I supposed to say? JESUS?” (from Infinity War) Evangelical Christians get very excited whenever an A-list singer or Hollywood actor openly professes faith in Jesus, and last weekend that thrill came again when Chris Pratt (a.k.a. Andy Dwyer from Parks […]

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Why Christianity Works So Well (On Some of Us)

Reading Time: 8 minutes When talking about my past relationship with Christianity, I talk a lot about shame. When I think back over the thirty-odd years I lived as a Christian, as far back into my childhood as I can remember, what stands out most to me is the guilt and shame I carried for all my sins, past, […]