The Unfundamental Conversion
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This election cycle I’ve remembered firsthand how the conservative community is master at creating alternative fictional realities to live inside. For those with their eyes open, at this point in the election, it is vividly apparent that Trump is a monster. He is a con-artist who scams and cheats people out of wages. He refers …
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After I wrote my post the other day on Tips for Encounter Opposed Ideas, I remembered an evangelical video on a similar topic I recently was directed to by a friend. How to Survive World Religions 101 from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. In the video, Michael Kruger, of the Gospel Coalition and President of …
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I grew up in a fundamentalist, homeschool environment, which means that from a young age I learned to defend my faith and be skeptical of all people who disagree with what we believed. And I mean all. I spent my childhood on guard.  I analyzed the neighbors, so that their ‘public school’ mentality or behavior …
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*content note: assault* Recently, a good friend of mine passed away; I’ll call her Linda. When my old coworker emailed to tell me she had passed, I wept violently for hours. Linda died from physical illness: she had cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. I spoke with her a few days before she passed away, begging her not die. …
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Morrisburg Church

I have always struggled with being a loner. There are many reasons for this. For one,  I was sheltered for 12 years, and have never fully integrated into North American society. I also spent three years living in Asia. And I’m a philosopher, so I think different. Yet, in many ways, my loneliest encounters with others …
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Recently a conservative friend posted this video. In the video (do watch it), a man interviews various applicants who want to join the dating site Christian Mingle, and he asks the applicants a bunch of questions to find out whether they are a good Christian or not. The video, of course, is a joke — we …
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I write my story

  (photo credit: don’t remember)  In this series, I am evaluating the shift between the premodern world and the modern world that would not only explain why God died at a societal level, but also illuminate why the church has failed at their attempts to stop the spread of secularism. In my last post, I …
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As a kid, I was told that there were two problems with secular universities, (1) they are too secular and will cause one to lose their faith, and (2) students are “just a number” at large university and thus, without any attention, they don’t actually learn much. I have been a student at both public …
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LGBT

  photo taken in Bellingham, Washington Around three years ago I changed my mind about LGBT individuals and their right to marry. I grew up in a family who did not really acknowledge or mention gays. I had no idea gays even existed until a guy in our homeschool group married someone whose mother was lesbian, …
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duggars

  For months, and for years, I have pleaded with the American public to stop glorifying the Duggar family and to get the Duggars off TV. It has pained me, indeed hurt me, to see a family who grew up in the same subculture as I did, make headlines. I have called 19 kids and …
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