The rare moments of quiet from Evelynn Joan are worth Instagramming
Rising by Glennon Doyle Melton at Momastery
All Hail Maggie Smith! by Gina Dalfonzo for Her.meneutics
Unequally Yoked by Addie Zierman for Deeper Story
Return to Sender: A Guy Serves a Feminist Response by Ed Cyzewski
What I Learned Turning My Hate Mail Into Origami by Rachel Held Evans
Home, in Five Parts by Idelette McVicker for SheLoves Magazine
I only have my stories by Ashleigh Baker
The Prophetic Imagination, April Book Club by Kelley Nikondeha
Even the Rocks by D.L. Mayfield for A Deeper Church
Syria: A Collection of Images by The Big Picture
Picking Up My Drum: What This White Guy Learned From Richard Twiss by Jimmy Spencer Jr.
Notes from the Margins: The New Radicals Are Already Here by D.L. Mayfield for Christ & Pop Culture
You are as valuable as the orphans by Amber Haines for A Deeper Church
What Roger Ebert Knew About Writing by Spencer Kornhaber for The Atlantic
The Tar Sands Disaster by Thomas Homer-Dixon for The New York Times
Being Gay at Jerry Falwell’s University by Brandon Ambrosino for The Atlantic
New Gatsby movie trailer (!!) at Mashable
my own most read post
This is the thing I believe about the Kingdom of God: it’s for all of us. It’s for the powerful and weak, it’s for men and for women, it’s for the outliers and the insiders. It’s for all of us. And so there is no neat and safe and tidy box: instead there is the wild and untamed and glorious riches of Christ Jesus, there is Deborah and David, there is Junia and Paul, there is Martha and Lazarus, Esther and Sarah, and there is you and there is me. In Christ, oh, hallelujah, there is room for us all. Don’t let anyone scare you from the battle, Deborah. God has called you, Esther, for such a time as this.
People cloak it in spiritual language. But don’t be deceived: anything that steals the very essence of God’s calling on you, God’s shalom, God’s justice, God’s way of life and living as a warrior, as a prophetess, as a mother, as a teacher, whatever-your-vocation-or-calling as a woman after God’s own heart, is a liar. There is a big difference between choosing silence and being silenced.
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“This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before.”
– Karl Barth (The Humanity of God)