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Pacifism is the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable, period. I am not a pacifist. I just want to get that out of the way at the start. I attended a Quaker university for my undergraduate education, and as a biblical studies major (and someone with a personal interest in the theology of pacifism) […]

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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. -Thomas Jefferson Despite the fact that Thomas Jefferson had some serious flaws in his thinking, he has a point here. It seems the discipline of reading challenging books is seriously waning in this century. When debates ensue […]

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I don’t often write on marriage specifically. Perhaps it feels too personal or too intimate to relate what I know about marriage, because so much of it is from my own personal relationship with my husband. It seems there is all together too much that we share that should remain intimate, what should exist only […]

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My heart has been heavily burdened in the wake of the flood of headlines that reveal a world broken and groaning for redemption. With the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the unrest of the Middle East, the failure of the American government to protect the unborn, the confusion and racial tension popping up in various American […]

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I’m finishing my third read-through of Elisabeth Elliot’s book Let Me Be a Woman. It’s listed on my Books I Love page for good reason, I really do love it. Elisabeth Elliot’s writing has been some of the more influential in my life; it was A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael that largely shaped […]

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