The Unfundamental Conversion
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A few weeks ago, Darcy challenged the notion that we should use God to justify our choices. It has really stuck with me. She explains, The me of today doesn’t believe I need to use God to justify my choices. I’ve done that my whole life….used scripture and God and “God’s will” to make decisions …
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chain people

My post Duggars are Not Crazy caused quite the stir.  It was mentioned on Freethought Blogs, The American Conservative, and The Dish as well as a few small personal blogs. From the commenting sections both here, there, and over at Homeschoolers Anonymous and No Longer Quivering, I noticed four reactions. 1) OMG I GET LANA. …
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Last week I critiqued the modern problem of missions as a modernity problem, not a Christian problem per se. That is, I saw modern missions as one of the means Western people use to “modernize” the world, not that giving them wealth is the goal, but that we think joy and peace does not come …
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Love Will Win the Day

September 27th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in History | Missions | Philosophy | Politics - (8 Comments)
Fill me Up

I am studying in a Canadian university right now. I love the deep conversations with PhD bound students in graduate seminars where we hash out concepts I’d never hear anywhere else. But intellectual pride is also something deeply troubling. It’s made me edgy on my seat lately. Many (not all) people in the department are …
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After I heard that Jessa Duggar is now courting, I’ve struggled to find words. In a way, I’m happy for her. In a way, I’m always sad to see my peers trapped in patriarchy. But in the midst of those emotions, I don’t have anything to say to Jessa. This is her life, not a …
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After Rachel Held Evans wrote her post that went viral on Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church, I’ve set myself aside to think and contemplate. But also I’ve strapped myself to the table with my hands to the ground to force myself out of the debate. After all, the list of reasons people have given …
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MG4164.jpg Lola, a 12-year old caucasian girl studying for the big exam

I. Growing up, I had very little concept of “school” in the traditional sense. While we were not unschoolers or a family who did child-directed learning, we did not even try to bring school home. We were our own breed. In my elementary years we just did the ATI wisdom booklets, checked out tons of …
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Socially Constructed Images

I’m tired of living in a socially constructed world. It wears and tears on the soul. From the moment of birth society constructs us to its imagine. We are the mirror of our surroundings. Sure some of us come out a bit too hyper, or a bit too out-of-the-box, or a bit too bold, or …
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elizabeth stanton

Because of my gendered childhood and frustration as a second class citizen in the church, I’ve struggled in the church. I still get irritated when the church oppresses women, and sometimes I just cry. But today I want to discuss how – if at all – women can resist the dominant ideology of anti-feminism. I. …
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