Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2015«

Inside Out | Review

July 28, 2015

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“Crying helps me slow down and obsess about the weight of life’s problems.” Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Pixar has always created stories that deeply touch the soul of our being. This time, they did it by exposing the soul of our being in one of the most brilliant illustrations of psychology I’ve ever seen. Yes, there […]

Automata | Review

July 18, 2015

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“Surviving is not relevant. Living is. We want to live.” “Life always ends up finding its way, even here.” The idea of autonomous creatures has not only been around for a while (see Radical Evolution), the possibilities and potentialities are growing every day. There is great satisfaction to be had (and money to be made) […]

40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags | Response & Reflections

July 11, 2015

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This post by Kevin DeYoung was sent to me by a respected inquiring mind. Because I regard both the person and the heart-felt conversations we’ve engaged in over the past several years with high esteem, I offer this–my reply–to honor his request and in the same kindness of heart and spirit that he has extended […]

Growing Up Trans | Reflections

July 2, 2015

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Reflections: The gender and sexuality wars will, I opine, continue for a long-time into our future. I lament that I believe this, but yet, I consider it to be my best prediction of the future. I will be happy to be proven wrong. For now, in the midst of rapid fire arguments pro- or con-, […]

Not Losing My Religion, or Can Equality and Christianity Coexist? | Op. Ed. by Lauren Chan

July 2, 2015

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Lauren is a high school student in my congregation. As you will read, she is a dedicated Christ-follower, insightful, articulate, and passionate. I am thrilled to share her essay here as an exemplar of the depth of Christianity found in our youth that can be so easily dismissed or derided. I am humbled to call […]