Social Issues

Why I marched

It's one thing to protest for a cause -- and another to do it in the nation's capital. I'd done the former a few times, but when my mom told me she would pay for my plane ticket to Cleveland so we could drive down to DC together, it was an offer I couldn't refuse.… Continue reading Why I marched

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Miscellaneous

My top reads of the summer

I normally save my book recommendations for the end of the year, but I've read so many good ones this summer, I decided to do an intermittent list. My book preferences are a mix of fiction (typically YA or suspense, especially with an unreliable narrator), theology, biography, and memoir. This summer in particular has focused… Continue reading My top reads of the summer

Theology

Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

It’s hard for a person with one foot in two spiritual worlds to find a place to call home. It’s harder still when your theology is such that it annoys both progressive and conservative Christians alike. I say this not to look for pity, but just to state a fact: I don’t fit neatly in… Continue reading Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

Social Issues, Theology, Writing & Publishing

It’s okay to change your mind

I'm no longer the same person I was when I wrote Confessions a Prodigal Daughter, yet it continues to be my best-selling book. There was a purpose for the journey I had made up until that point, and I'm grateful that it still speaks to people today. But back then, my belief system was as… Continue reading It’s okay to change your mind

Miscellaneous, Writing & Publishing

A year in review (of books): 2017

It’s time for my annual Year in Review (of books), which is not technically over yet – there are a few books I hope to finish before January 1st rolls in. You can often infer a lot about how a year went based on some of my favorite titles, which means I must start with… Continue reading A year in review (of books): 2017

Social Issues, Theology

Why I don’t hate Tomi Lahren

I’ve been meaning to write about Tomi Lahren for a while. I’ve been reading about her recent firing from The Blaze after “coming out” as pro-choice, the same way that traffic slows down so drivers can gawk at an accident at the side of the road. The smug, childish part of me praises karma (something… Continue reading Why I don’t hate Tomi Lahren