February 26, 2016

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael Farris Pp. 218-224 It’s the question of the hour: Can Peter do it? Can he treat Gwen as a client and nothing more? Gwen and Peter talked briefly at church on Sunday. They sat in the same pew—on opposite ends of the Roberts family. They caught each other’s eye once or twice and smiled. NO HE CANNOT. Look, I don’t care that the Roberts family sat between them, Peter should have sat… Read more

February 25, 2016

Several months ago a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks visited our Unitarian Universalist church. They wore ceremonial clothing, chanted for what seemed like forever, and then began making a mandala out of colored sand in the common room. It was fascinating to watch, and I enjoyed experiencing a taste of another culture’s traditions and beliefs. When I was a girl, my aunt came to visit my family. She was reading Harry Potter and had brought the book with her, but my parents… Read more

February 25, 2016

Hey guys! I’ve known Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers almost since I first started blogging. In fact, way back when, he and I drafted a post comparing our experiences growing up in very different yet in some ways similar evangelical homes that I don’t think we ever ended up posting! Oops! Anyway, I wanted to take a moment to make sure my readers know about Dan’s online philosophy classes. Dan was an adjunct college instructor for a number of years before deciding to go… Read more

February 25, 2016

Moschella doesn’t want the state defining marriage, parenting, or childrearing, but what she doesn’t realize is that her ideas of what is “natural” or “normative” for marriage, parenting, and childrearing don’t hold up without the state defining them into law. In other words, she’s upset not that the state is involved but that the state is changing the rules, but she nevertheless thinks she’s upset that the state is involved. There’s something very ironic about that. Read more

February 24, 2016

But I can say that there were things about my homeschool experience that were subpar, and that while I must have seemed like a model student to every one of my professors, there was something about that that was only skin-deep. Read more

February 23, 2016

By Darcy Originally posted on Darcy’s Heart Stirrings From babyhood they said “You are a dirty sinner, there is nothing good in you, you are destined for hell because of your nature.” So we, small humans, awoke to a world where toddlers need the sin and foolishness beaten out of them with switches and wooden spoons and belts. They said “Only with Jesus are you worth anything.” So as small children we begged Jesus to come into our hearts and make the… Read more

February 22, 2016

I am not okay with McGrath using homeschool graduates like me as an excuse to display an utter lack of regard for my less-fortunate friends. I am not okay watching my friends and their pain erased in a paean to an educational method that is only as good as the parents who facilitate it. I am not okay with being part of an argument for maintaining a status quo that deprives children of their right to an education. Read more

February 21, 2016

Still, I am no longer confused about why many evangelicals are supporting Trump and not Cruz. The Bible is full of stories where God uses nonbelievers to accomplish his ends, and I can see how, for them, Trump’s boldness might contrast positively with a figure like Cruz. But let me tell you what I can’t understand—how they can support a man like Trump and go on claiming that they are basing their beliefs on the Bible and the Bible alone while liberal or mainline Christians are picking and choosing. It’s almost like they’ve never read what the Bible has to say about immigrants. Read more

February 21, 2016

It’s time for another chatter thread! Read more

February 20, 2016

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