Month: February 2015

Swimming Upstream: Pop Culture Liturgies

We all have stories, and the stories we share today are passed on through pop culture, such as TV, movies, ads, and social media. These stories shape us; they don’t just reflect our culture but project and create it. This series…

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Life Together

Transitions may excite you or fill you with dread. Whatever end of the spectrum you fall on, important pieces like changing jobs, making new friends, figuring out daily rhythms need to be sorted. Author and poet Sarah Wells recently went through all…

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Tuned Out and Turned Off

Does church matter anymore? Maybe you don’t like the idea of the church, or someone else’s idea of the church. But author Danny Franks will bet you a decades-old mission trip T-shirt that you’d love the church as she was intended to be….

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Church Hunting

Transitions may excite you or fill you with dread. Whatever end of the spectrum you fall on, important pieces like changing jobs, making new friends, figuring out daily rhythms need to be sorted. Author and poet Sarah Wells recently went through all…

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Is Anyone Else Exhausted?

I have a big plan for this afternoon, a plan vitally important to my mental health. This afternoon…I am going to take a nap. A good, long nap.   And so help me, if the doorbell rings, if the phone…

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The Special Effects of Choice

Remember “special effects”? I mean the actual phrase. When was the last time you referred to a movie’s computer-generated imagery as “special effects”?   People don’t use that term anymore, because they’re not really all that special. Most films involve…

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Changing Directions

Transitions may excite you or fill you with dread. Whatever end of the spectrum you fall on, important pieces like changing jobs, making new friends, figuring out daily rhythms need to be sorted. Author and poet Sarah Wells recently went through all…

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Do This as You “Remember Me”

The human memory is a strange, wonderful, funny thing. It helps orient us by maintaining an awareness of the past, keeping us abreast of where we are by reminding us where we’ve been. Through our memories we celebrate past triumphs…

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If I Had an Orchard

Read any article about millennials, and you’ll learn this: We were raised to believe that we are uniquely gifted and talented. We look for work not because we want to pay the bills but because we want to do something…

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