The Fruits of Our Labor

Once a month for the last ten months, I’ve made the trek out to Elkin, North Carolina to spend the better part of my Saturday at the Reeves Theater. Ordinarily, if I’m going to drive 45 minutes or more, it’s going to be to somewhere like Durham or Asheville. But what brought me to Elkin—a …

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The Worlds Our Words Create

"And God said, 'Let there be...'" This is how creation happens in the Abrahamic faiths: not as a meticulously planned engineering project or even a work of magic, but entirely spoken into being. The Word not only communicates God's intentions, it accomplishes them. A Word created the world. I shared this reflection yesterday at the …

Here By Choice

“You’re a wicked woman, you know that? You’re a wicked woman!” “You know there’s a God. He’s full of mercy, but he’s also full of wrath.” “Shame on you, you wicked, pathetic woman. Wicked Jezebel feminist!” I was standing outside a health clinic, my way in blocked by a throng of protestors screaming these and …