Out To The Margins: Mona Boelens

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MTV's Teen Mom ran for four seasons, was known for hyped-for-the-camera drama, occasional off-camera tabloid headlines featuring some of the program's stars, and for giving some of the show's viewers a wake-up call salacious glimpse at what young women and men (and their babies) face when they become parents too soon. The reality show was not a public service announcement, however. The key piece of reality is that the show was created as entertainment, sold to advertisers and consumed by … [Read more...]

Out To The Margins: Peggy White

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What does living and vibrant faith look like? If I head out to the margins, the places at the edge of things where our messiness and Christ’s forgiveness meet, I find wonderful examples of people who've followed Jesus there. You and I may not sign off on each of these friends’ choices or convictions, but I hope their stories will spur you to wander out to the margins yourself. (If you do, let me know who you find there!)I was introduced to Peggy White by a dear friend at a retreat a couple of … [Read more...]

Out To The Margins: Tim Fall

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What does honest faith look like? If I head out to the margins, the places at the edge of things where our messiness and Christ’s forgiveness meet, I have the best chance of finding the answer to that question. From time to time, I’d like to introduce you to people I know who’ve followed Jesus out to the margins. You and I may not sign off on each of these friends’ choices or convictions, but I hope their stories will spur you to wander out to the margins yourself. (If you do, let me know who you … [Read more...]

Out To The Margins: Ginnie Lange

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What does honest faith look like? If I head out to the margins, the places at the edge of things where our messiness and Christ's forgiveness meet, I have the best chance of finding the answer to that question. From time to time, I'd like to introduce you to people I know who've followed Jesus out to the margins. You and I may not sign off on each of these friends' choices or convictions, but I hope their stories will spur you to wander out to the margins yourself. (If you do, let me know what … [Read more...]

Out To The Margins: Don and Kathy (Part 2)

In yesterday's post (click here), I introduced Don and Kathy Groesser, a couple with three young children with whom we worshipped two decades ago. A lot has happened in our respective lives since then. In the case of the Groessers, they became a family of 14. Their convictions about allowing God to plan their family led them to the margins of the Evangelical world as they connected with the homeschooling/large family subculture.Once they arrived at those borderlands, their faith journey took … [Read more...]

Out To The Margins: Don and Kathy (Part 1)

Over the years, I've written about some of the odd or unhealthy trends I've witnessed in Evangelicalism. I've annoyed a few people along the way, but have also learned that there are a lot more people who want to ask questions and share their own experiences. They may not always comment publicly, but I get emails and messages that tell me that I am not the only one with questions about the emperor's clothier.I can't not ask those questions. (Yes, I intended that double negative.) The … [Read more...]


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