Evil, Confusion, and the Kingdom: Quote from Capon

Evil, Confusion, and the Kingdom: Quote from Capon

“Worse yet, since good and evil in this world commonly inhabit not only the same field but even the same individual human beings – since, that is, there are no unqualified good guys any more than there are any unqualified bad guys — the only result of a truly dedicated campaign to get rid of evil will be the abolition of literally everybody. Indeed, that puts the finger on the whole purpose of the enemy’s sowing of the weeds. He…

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Just Help Them Breathe

Just Help Them Breathe

Call me crazy but I’m a parent who tries to give her kids as much breathing room as responsibly possible. I’m finding that even after every attempt I’ve made to step back and give space for my kids to figure out and be whoever it is they are, they are still suffocating under a weight of pressure. There is no escaping law in this life, try as we may to fight it, it will find each of us and with…

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Live. Breathe. Love. Die. Repeat.

Live. Breathe. Love. Die. Repeat.

2016 threw punches without letting up until the clock struck 12, delivering my exhausted existence into a new calendar year. I awoke January 1, 2017, with these words in my mind: Live. Breathe. Love. Die. Repeat. As I lay in bed, I let each word roll around in my mind and I realized that this was a mantra for the new year, birthed out of the death of the old. Each of these words are an expression of lessons that…

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Millennials and the Church of the Disillusioned Evangelical

Millennials and the Church of the Disillusioned Evangelical

Whenever someone attempts to introduce a radically different insight to people whose minds have been formed by an old and well-worked-out way of thinking, he or she is up against an obstacle….hence the teacher’s problem: if he leaves in his teaching a single significant scrap of the old system, they, by their very effort to understand, will go to that scrap rather than to the point he is making and, having done that, will understand the new insofar as it…

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Only the Truth Can Set Us Free #BlackLivesMatter

Only the Truth Can Set Us Free #BlackLivesMatter

“Mom, she was so hurt and embarrassed that she didn’t even show up to school the next day!” I sat across from my daughter, in the middle of her bed, and listened quietly as huge tears ran down her cheeks and her chest heaved with grief. We were discussing the implications of this election and why it matters in her twelve-year-old-world. It came as no surprise to me that my daughter fully understood racism and that she’s been actively fighting…

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The Joy of Work Restored

The Joy of Work Restored

My eyes swept over a dimly lit bedroom and fell on the face of my sleeping husband. I studied him for a moment and then looked back down at the laundry in my hands, and continued to gently place shirts on hangers. I felt a smile gradually spread across my face and after a moment, my hands stopped. “Wait. Why am I smiling?” It was late and I was incredibly tired, this burst of emotion didn’t seem fitting. My mind…

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Exposing Failure, Lifting Burdens

Exposing Failure, Lifting Burdens

Shoulders slumped over, wild brown hair hung over her glasses, like a barrier trying to conceal the tears welling up in her eyes.  “I’m so sorry, mom.” The words came out soft and cracked. My heart was overwhelmed with a sense of sadness for her. I hate being exposed, I knew all too well how she was feeling. She pressed her hands into the counter and gave her slender frame a little push down, her feet lightly touching the kitchen…

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Am I an Antinomian? Hmmm …

Am I an Antinomian? Hmmm …

an·ti·no·mi·an ˌan(t)ēˈnōmēən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law. Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished… Matt 5:17-18 Having come from…

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My Life Is Now Forever Yours

My Life Is Now Forever Yours

A little blonde girl stood perfectly still in a beautiful white dress, tears streaming down her soft pink cheeks, falling gently into a basket filled with petals. She quietly watched as a man made lifelong vows to her mother. Vows that would forever change the course of her own little life. These words that poured from his lips would mean the end of her fatherless existence. It would be the end of the “about me” posters at school with pictures…

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Brain Theatre Presents: "Fear and the Death of Me"

Brain Theatre Presents: "Fear and the Death of Me"

Events in my personal life often hand me balcony seat tickets to watch Faith’s understudy, Fear, perform at Brain Theatre. Fear is a clever, high maintenance actress who shows up with great eagerness to dominate my life’s stage. While she’s incredibly talented and seasoned, she is also deeply insecure; she never shows up alone. When Fear takes center stage, she always brings with her a few props for safety: anger, doubt, and anxiety. Fear projects her voice from behind these…

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