Author: Chris Fann

Surviving Church

“Should we go to church this morning?”   My wife and I ask each other this question every week. We have for the last two years.   It didn’t used to be like this. We once considered our church a…

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Summer Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov

The editors and writers of Off the Page are readers first and foremost. We love words and the craft of writing. One of the greatest novels ever written is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. D.L. Mayfield approached me with…

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What Do Lightbulbs Have to Do with Loving God?

During the month of April, contributors to Off the Page are thinking and writing about environmentalism, caring for the earth, and appreciating nature in general. Check in this month for a manifesto on Christian environmentalism from Cindy Brandt, a reflection…

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Top Articles on Gender Equality

In March, the majority of our posts focused on gender equality, feminism, and women’s bodies. You can see all the articles here, but below are the five most read.   1. The Struggle of Half the Church by Briana Meade “Those…

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Top Articles on Racism and Reconciliation

In February, the majority of our posts focused on privilege, race, and reconciliation. You can see all the articles here, but below are the five most read.   1. Untangling Gnarled Roots by Micha Boyett “And if God was bigger than…

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6 Things You Should Know About Gender-Based Violence

This past December, The One Campaign gave 6 facts about gender violence around the world in honor of the 16 Days of Activism. Follow the link below for reasons to commit to eliminating violence against women.   1. About 1…

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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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My Own ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

My dad grew up as “little Jimmy” in a backwater town of Missouri. My grandma lived in two homes during her lifetime: the house she was born in, and the house she and “big Jimmy” bought when they married. She…

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Off the Page This Week | 8.13.2016

Welcome to Off the Page this Week where you will find images, interesting articles and thoughtful videos from the last week. Images: Why not have men’s synchronized swimming? Winner focus on winning Choosing your wizarding profession Half a Christian As Above We…

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Off the Page This Week | 7.30.2016

Welcome to Off the Page this Week where you will find images, interesting articles and thoughtful videos from the last week. Images: A historic week Guns in America A Disturbance in the Force 33 Misunderstood Words & Phrases I’ve made a huge…

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