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Culture of Adoration

Tim Lowly’s large-scale triptych “Culture of Adoration,” disorients first-time observers […]

Cruel Companion

When doctors couldn’t heal my searing headaches, I learned to accept my pain as an integral part of my identity—and then it left. […]

Cat on a Drawbridge

With zeal, I write: Resolution #1: My body is a temple. I will no longer steal my children’s marshmallow Santas. […]

The Dark Night

When I was a little boy I was afraid of the dark. We had a scary basement with only a single light bulb hanging over the washer and dryer, leaving everything else in shadows. […]

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What Do We Want?

All my life I’ve been an avid reader, and as a long-time blogger, I’ve built up an online community with other writers, many of whom are published. So I often get a chance to read early copies of their latest […]

Compass Bearings: A Maturing Life

The saying goes, “You are only young once, but you can be immature forever.” The Apostle Paul understood that a maturing life with Christ is not inevitable. […]

When Two Sides Are One Too Many

In progressive Portland, the idea that anyone could be so enamored by the cultural traditions of the Old South that they could overlook the horrors of American slavery is, well, laughable. It’s funny because it’s ridiculous—and also because it’s true. […]