Month: January 2017

Feeling Dried Up | An Excerpt of Dangerous Territory

At the end of my second month teaching, I was a bundle of contradictions. I adored my life. I adored my quiet mornings with coffee and my laptop, and the evenings alone teaching myself to play melancholy folk songs on…

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Wanting an Extraordinary Life

Growing up, Amy Peterson absorbed a message that she needed to do big things for God. A love for stories of missionaries changing the world for Jesus fueled her desire. After college, she traveled to Southeast Asia where she taught English…

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We are God’s Reputation

Off the Page publishes short personal, cultural, and journalistic articles for those on the margins of faith—many of whom have grown up in evangelicalism but have been disappointed by the church. Despite their disillusionment, our readers are still deeply interested…

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I Am the Other

My mom and dad were born in Nicaragua. They both come from large families. Ambitious and intelligent, they went to school to study architecture, where they fell in love. They got married and decided to start a family. During this…

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Interview with Brandon Hatmaker, Author of A Mile Wide

This month, we’ve made a point of curating essays and conversations around the idea of “the other.” With this in mind, I interviewed Brandon Hatmaker, whose ministry, along with his wife, Jen, has long focused on the homeless, the marginalized,…

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Is Wrestling Through My Faith Baggage Worth It? | Dear Addie #13

Dear Addie,   I’m from a family of conflict avoiders. When relationship rupture occurs, we avoid each other until we can’t anymore and then pretend nothing happened. It’s felt like this has been the only way to be in relationship…

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On Questioning

Earlier this year I had the attractive opportunity of traveling to the other side of the country. A good friend was doing some grad research and proposed the seven-week trip. The only catch? The budget was pretty tight, and the…

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Preserving Power or Loving Muslim Neighbors?

I was at a missions conference a few years ago, sitting in the front row of a large megachurch. Surrounded by people who were mission nerds made me happy. I would have thrived in the 1950s and 60s, when churches…

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In the Call for Justice, We Can Be Watch Dogs 2

Playing the open-world hacker game Watch Dogs 2 is an odd experience.   Not that I haven’t enjoyed it. On the contrary, I love, love, love playing this game. It’s my kind of game: an open-world title set in a…

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#Blessed: Jesuses and the Rich Young Ruler

In the winter months I find myself on the couch, dreaming of our next renovation project. While I scroll through social media sites and pin new window treatments, I feel my heart sink against the discord in our nation, the…

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