Ode to the Mother of My Children: A Birth Story

On Sunday evening, May 20, 2012, I went to bed at the normal hour. It had been a good sabbath. Vanessa was a few days past her due date, but this had given us time to take our membership vows at the church we had been attending since we moved to Marietta a few months before. […]

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My Mother, More Blessing than Blessed

Once, when I was three or four, I came into the kitchen while my mother was washing dishes to tell her about my new toy car—how the steering wheel actually turned the front wheels, how the doors and even the hood and trunk opened. It was made of metal, with good heft. It was a […]

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How Christian Rationalism Turned Me Into a Psychopath, or A Biblical Defense of Feelings

An early adoption of Christian rationalism had me operating as a psychopath. Does the Bible give primacy to reason? Should the church?

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