Scatology Theology

Scatology (noun): the study of or preoccupation with excrement. In literature, “scatological” is a term used to describe works that make particular reference to excretion or excrement, as well as to toilet humor. (Wikipedia) The following is not typical subject matter for me. As a mom of 8- and 9-year-old boys, I’m usually trying to […]

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No Back-Up Plan

I only applied to one college. In hindsight, that wasn’t the smartest strategy. But during my junior year of high school I visited TCU, fell in love with it, and immediately decided to go there. My parents generously provided abundant resources for me to attend college, and I graduated near the top of my high […]

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Christians and Tipping

  Every other summer, the ministry I work for invades the college town of Fort Collins, CO. For the months of June and July, about 1000 of us (and our many children) come live and study on or near the campus of Colorado State University. During the last week of July, another 4000 (again, plus […]

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What Can We Learn from Clement?

I’m in Colorado this summer, taking classes at the lay seminary the organization I work for hosts every other summer. One of my text books is Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley. I read a fascinating passage in the book about Clement of Alexandria, who is known as “the first Christian scholar.” 

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How Much Would It Take?

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about feeling wealthy—as opposed to actually being wealthy—called “The Relativity of Prosperity.” Now it’s déjà vu all over again. In March Fidelity Investments released the results of their latest Millionaire Outlook, “an in-depth survey analyzing the investing attitudes and behaviors of more than 1,000 millionaire households.” […]

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