Dracula and the Joy of Obedience

Hello friends! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a blog, but Gabe will forgive me, mostly because the disruption to my writing schedule was my move to Wales! If you’ve read my previous posts, you might be aware that this process of me getting to Wales has been…

Elizabeth

Gospel of Luke What fascinated Luke, the scientist and doctor, was Jesus’ special emphasis on prayer, the activity of the Holy Spirit, and joyfulness and in his account of Jesus’ birth he highlighted the Holy Spirit’s activity in the lives of five people in these first two chapters. Luke’s chronicle…

Rebekah

Why do we do what we do? We would like to think—because this is what our culture tells us is the most valued—that we make rational decision based on the logical analysis of data, of facts. But the truth is, we far more often make decisions that have an emotional…

Ten Should Read Books from the Christian East

A few weeks ago, Gabriel asked me to contribute an article here on my essential must-read list of books from the Christian East. I’ve never tried putting together a click-baity top 10 list before and had no idea how hard it was going to be. Having been Orthodox for 20…

Leah

“No, I can’t take this…nope, not this either…nope, ya gotta haul this all away.” We thought for sure Goodwill would throw confetti, and trot out the welcome band for us. Not a chance. My husband Dave and I stood dumbfounded. We were in the process of helping one of our…

Schrodinger’s Cat, the Limits of the Possible, and Hope for Eternity

Thus, the only time we make the wrong decision is when we’re not thinking far enough ahead. In an infinity, we have both an infinite amount of future time to consider, but also an infinite amount of time to learn to think farther ahead.

The Not-So-Secret Evangelical Problem Exposed by the Atlanta Massage Parlor Murders

That’s the evangelical story of the purity culture generation. Thankfully it hasn’t always ended in gun violence, but it certainly produced lots of abuse and mistreatment, ruined relationships and marriages, and made a lot of people really unhealthy when it comes to sex.

Foraging for God’s Love

My childhood back garden was lined with wild blackberry, raspberry and mulberry bushes.  Foraging for berries was such a great way to fill the day, and it also filled our freezer with delicious jam and pies.  I enjoyed picking berries so much that my very first job was on a…

Wife of Lot

Wife of Lot | Grace and Peace, Joanne The story of Lot’s wife is famous, retold countless times, important life lessons are drawn from the tragedies she experienced and the fateful decision she made in the last hour of her life. And even though we never learn her name, we…

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