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Dirt Piles & Jumbo Crayons

For those who want to get dirty, love wildly, and be free

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March 2018

A Good Friday

After yet another school shooting (this time, in Parkland, Florida), a friend suggested on one of my posts that Good Friday would be a good day for a nonviolent protest. The first idea that came to mind was some kind of cross made of donated guns that would be decommissioned as a form of turning ‘swords into plowshares’. I didn’t want to be hasty since there can be conflicting meanings when guns are used in religious imagery, but I felt convicted to do ‘something’ on Good Friday. Continue reading “A Good Friday”

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Constantine’s Spell

The spell of Constantine continues to cast a long shadow. During his reign, the relative position of so-called Christians flipped from being oppressed and crucified to being blessed by the state. Though it provided protection for many, those who chose not to bow down to Empire were still at risk. Continue reading “Constantine’s Spell”

The Pursuit Of Comfort

We desire comfort. Ease. Relaxation. Freedom of choice. Luxury. In other words, privilege without effort – a kind of utopia fashioned in our imagination. In order to achieve this level of comfort, we will chase whatever path will promise to satisfy this urge. We will even exert tremendous effort and accept great discomfort if, on the other side, we expect its promise to be fulfilled. Continue reading “The Pursuit Of Comfort”

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