Archive for January 2016

Are Christianity and Art Mutually Exclusive?

I am a little late to the train, but I have been watching the netflix original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The first episode had me laughing out loud almost the entire time. I adore Ellie Kemper, she does an amazing job playing the role of a 29 year old rescued out of a cult, trying…

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Theology, Ethics, and Messy Living Rooms

There has been a lot of wonderful conversation surrounding the topic of hospitality in recent years. Specifically, there is this growing desire for authenticity, inviting others into the real messiness of our lives as symbolized by our messy living rooms. It is more important for people to gather than to have a pristine house, they…

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Why Wheaton College and Dr. Larycia Hawkins Matter to Me

My alma mater, Wheaton College, has been embroiled in a controversy regarding one of their tenured professors which has attracted national, and I suppose by the fact that I’m blogging about it, international attention. I won’t rehash the details of the story as it is easily accessible in articles from Chicago Tribune, Time, and NPR.…

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The Problem with Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Part 2

This post is part 2 critiquing Ted Tripp’s popular Christian parenting book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Last week I said this, “Undergirding Tripp’s parenting book is a theological assumption of the nature of the child and the role of the parent.” According to Tripp, the nature of the child is sinful, idolatrous, and bound by…

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