The Unfundamental Conversion
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I have been thinking — a lot — about the current situation in Syria, and the realities that refugees face, not just the sheer horror and evil they face in staying or fleeing, but the realities that the survivors will face if and when they are assimilated in new cultures.  Many people are writing on …
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photo again

I recently thought of this post, I wrote on Christmas Eve from my phone while with a few teenagers in Asia. We spent Christmas day floating around a pond in 80F/26C weather in shorts, and in the evening when the temperature had dropped to 68F/20C, I read a book out on a lawn chair while the kids were …
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oH . . rHızoma drεam . .

  In my last post, I wrote about how the scientific method has limits. Mostly it’s just common sense. Like everything in life, we have a finite view of the world. In other words, we can’t see it all. I also mentioned that we cannot see the world objectively. This has led some readers to …
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I Love October

This is a good week. My university is on spring break, and this means I don’t have to be around people (other than the family I obviously live with).  I can play in the snow, cycle, study, write, submit conference papers, clean house, and relax. My western social skills were set back after not socializing …
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Caught Between Two Ages

February 1st, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in Culture | Missions | SE Asia - (0 Comments)
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*trigger warning for sex trade* I’ve often said that I’ve felt misplaced. I’ve been saying this since I was a little girl of 6 or 8, but I was born in the wrong age. Initially this was because I was homeschooled and had no way to identify with the current culture. After all, I was …
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Montgomery

“What do you think about living here?” An international student from Asia and I were walking around the university pond the other day when she asked me this. “It’s okay. I feel out of place and a bit unwelcomed,” I studdered a bit. “Independence is the word. People are independent here. In my country that …
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What is Postmodernity?

January 11th, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in Culture | History - (5 Comments)
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In this post I will continue our discussion on modernity and postmodernity. The two are often conflated; therefore, before I continue on with Kevin Swanson’s analysis of Descartes in Apostate, I need to first discuss postmodernity. There a three misconceptions about postmodernity that I often see. 1) Postmodernity teaches relativism, 2) Postmodernity is anti-Christian. 3) …
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Don’t Die a Copy

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Culture - (4 Comments)
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(^ Hallstatt, Austria; also known as heaven on earth) Dad: I’ve met Jim Bob Duggar. I don’t get the hype. They are as ordinary as we are. They just have a bunch of kids. Me: Dad, we aren’t ordinary Constantly. I discover a world of Americanism I never knew. Two weeks ago I learned that …
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Since I haven’t blogged about where I live in SE Asia, when I say SE Asia, I actually don’t mean the whole dang region of SE Asia. It’s terribly unfair that when I blog about the culture, it lumps the Khmer in the same group as the Thais or the Thais in the same group …
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J.O.Y | B.O.Y

Recently I wrote a post on Overturning Tables by R.L. Stollar on my journey from fundamentalism to universalism. Stollar as you know all is cofounder and coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous, and is a stinkin awesome writer himself. A couple days ago here on Wide Open Ground, I talked about the problem I have with progress …
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