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This is my metaphor

Birth has been the hardest work of my life and the best work of my life. In these final days, I’ve realised afresh that experiencing birth has been – and continues to be – the greatest altar of my life for encountering God. This is my thin place between the Spirit and my reality, it’s my favourite metaphor. The […]

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Introducing my new book, Out of Sorts

Well, my friends, here she is! Meet Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith. If all goes as planned, it will release on August 11 of this year. This book has been a wrestle to write in many ways. I remember when I was writing Jesus Feminist three years ago, people would ask me […]

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Damaged Goods

I was nineteen years old and crazy in love with Jesus when that preacher told an auditorium I was “damaged goods” because of my sexual past. He was making every effort to encourage this crowd of young adults to “stay pure for marriage.” He was passionate, yes, well-intentioned, and he was a good speaker, very […]

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What I’m Into :: January 2015 edition

books worth reading Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg. Oh, man, I needed this book. I laughed until I whooped over the text convo between Heathcliff and Cathy from Wuthering Heights in particular. Mallory Ortberg is not only brilliant, she’s wickedly funny. For the book lover/English […]

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[Love Looks Like] 2:07 a.m.

“Mumma, I frowed up.” We wake to the pitiful words of a filthy tiny girl who promptly throws up again all over our bedding and my maternity jammies. It’s 2:07 in the morning. This is what we do without exchanging a word: I take care of the girl – washing her sturdy small body in warm bath […]

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A complicated peace

This surprise pregnancy arrived with more complicated feelings than I expected. I don’t think it makes me a bad mum or a bad woman to admit to that complexity, to confess the squirrelly, overwhelmed, and terrified feelings of a complete reorientation of my life. Once we knew that the baby was healthy and all was well, the […]

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Which one would you choose?

Thank you so much for supporting the Jesus Feminist Collection at Imagine Goods! Our first month was a big success. We sold out of necklaces and prints for a while there but everything is back in stock now. Whew. In case you didn’t know, we give away 100% of the profits from this collection. In […]

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