A Tribute to Tamar

Yesterday I read the following tweet from Mark Driscoll: And when I read it, I let out a huge sigh. Because of all the people Driscoll could’ve chosen from the genealogy of Jesus to make his point, he just had to pick Tamar. As a woman, I get tired of people—especially influential men—picking on Tamar.

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BOOK CLUB: The Hiding Place

“We must tell people what we have learned here. We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still. They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here.” So implored Corrie ten Boom’s sister as she lay ill as a prisoner at Ravensbruck concentration camp, during […]

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BOOK CLUB: Gilead

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson just became one of my favorite books of all time. Reading it was like eating a super-rich dessert: One part of me wanted to consume it slowly, to just hold it on my tongue and savor every bite. But the other part of me relished it so much I couldn’t stop!* […]

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The Holidays and the Undocumented

Something isn’t sitting well with me. GOP Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann drew fire from Bill O’Reilly this past Monday when she clarified her stance on undocumented immigrants while being interviewed on his Fox News show. O’Reilly was following up on a statement Bachman made last Saturday at Mike Huckabee’s presidential forum (also on Fox News.) […]

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If I Only Had a Brain

“Show me a young conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.” The quote above is often attributed to Winston Churchill. Turns out he probably didn’t ever say that. A similar phrase was first uttered by 19th-century statesman François Guizot. Whatever […]

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