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…

Love in the Hard Times: Forth They Went Together

You know that feeling you get when you realize how dumb you were for having written something or someone off? Like when you try a food as an adult that you tried once and hated when you were three and you think, “Dang, I’ve been an idiot my whole life.”…

Love in the Hard Times: The Temple

Hello, friends! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written. The past several months have run the gamut of grief and joy for me, and as my internal gauge bounced back and forth from one end to the other, it was difficult to have a sense of where exactly my…

Love in the Hard Times: That Which Gives Pleasure

Hello, friends! It has been a while (over two months, in fact) since I’ve shared a blog, and, trust me, that hasn’t been for lack of trying. I have spent the last two months daily trying to figure out what the heck to share with you all. I felt a…

Love in the Hard Times: Practicing Repentance

It is crazy to think that only a week ago, I posted a blog about the importance of abiding in Christ and maintaining the warmth of our love during stressful seasons. I wrote that as a reflection on how I’ve seen the stress of covid and social distancing affecting the…

That Your Fruit Should Abide: Love in the Hard Times

If you’ve been hanging around Misfits for a while, you’ve probably come across some discussion around the words “orthodoxy” and “orthopraxy”. In short, in the Christian conversation, orthodoxy is a question of correct belief, and orthopraxy is a question of correct behavior. The Christian life requires both. If our beliefs…

The Redemptive Work of Shusaku Endō’s Silence

Hilariously, I was mostly through a 20oz cup of what I thought was decaf coffee at 8:00pm, when I realized I had gotten distracted while pouring said coffee and had, in fact, gotten full-caf. That was when I knew tonight was the night I would finally buckle down and complete…

Silence in the Time of COVID

I know, I know, how can I possibly have more to say about silence in the life of the believer? Well, aside from the fact that I still have the capstone of my series on silence in literature left to write, a few things have happened this week that have…

The Redemptive Work of Silence: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

If you have not already read my post about Anne Brontë’s novel Agnes Grey, you can find that here. The post includes some insights about Brontë’s faith and how it motivated her characters and storylines. Brontë’s second and final novel was The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. At the time of…

The Redemptive Work of Silence: Agnes Grey

As the time has approached for me to write what will likely be the final three installments of my series on the redemptive work of silence, I’ve found it harder and harder to be able to adequately summarize these works that have meant so much to me. This season of…

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