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I reflected on the concept of becoming “unchurched” today at [D]mergent:
When I was in seminary, I remember attending denominational events for seminarians and new pastors in which we talked about the “unchurched.” Questions were asked about in workshops and seminars about how we were going to reach the unchurched. Friends were […]
This is not a typical Top Ten Tuesday post, in that they’re not ranked, they are just in the order I read them. The first three books were books I started in 2012 but didn’t have time to finish until the start of this year. This year I have resolved to read more—I’m hoping to […]
5/26/2016 DISCLAIMER: This post was recently reposted on a blog this past week. I had forgotten about this post. I need to say a few things:
First, I am sorry. This post was written in the months after my son’s diagnosis. I did not know much about autism, but I thought I knew somethings.
This has been a whirlwind year.
One year ago today, we were just starting to get the inkling that we might need to move, despite being homeowners for only seven months. We were having trouble getting the resources AJ needs for his autism. We were arguing with the school district about resources provided and with […]
In this busy, busy holiday season, with worship services and family gatherings, traditions and shopping, and–well, EVERYTHING, I have been rethinking the season. I posted before about how to stay sane by using organizational tips.
Today, I was to think about how to pause and let go and enjoy the moment. Here are Ten […]
People ask us all the time when we are having another child. I know people are genuinely curious and don’t mean anything rude at all by asking us. I usually just say we haven’t decided yet, or sometimes I say I don’t know, and try to change the subject. Here is what I really want […]
I wrote for [D]mergent this week asking the question if we can find common ground on abortion. This is a very complicated, emotional issue, and after 40 years of Roe v. Wade, I feel it’s high time that both sides moved to work together to reduce abortions in this country through education […]
I forgot to post a link to my article on Dmergent last week, A Voice is Heard in Ramah, about how churches need to acknowledge pregnancy and infant loss, and how in the liberal progressive churches, we have also failed to recognize those that […]
“Because he has autism,” I reply.
Sometimes it’s really hard for me, because every day I have to remind others of why my son is not typical.
With kids it’s easier. They don’t fully understand what autism is, but they do […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Tuesday Top Ten list! I’ll try to get back into the habit now and then!
We moved to the Seattle area this summer and in many ways, it has been like moving back home. Growing up in a small town in Alaska, as a teenager I […]