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The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. –Frederick Buechner

That place, for me, is here on this blog, where I get to do what I love — write, help people, and think about new ideas.

On this blog you will get deeply thoughtful and unique ideas about God and about human  relationships and mental/spiritual well-being. 

I hope you’ll consider subscribing. I invite you to join in the conversation, leave comments, and — if you are excited by my work — help me get word out to as many as possible!

Below are some posts to get you started. See you around.

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Recommended posts for beginners:
The Purpose of this Blog
About Me
About You!

Most popular posts (by number of comments):
The God of Kim Davis: Why Kim is Not Free to Love
The Almost-Suicide of My Daughter, prt. 1
What I Believe (a.k.a., My Scary, Ultra-Liberal Ideas)
Ten Things Christians Say That Drive Me Crazy
Our Missed Opportunity with Chick-fil-A
Why You’re Probably a Bad Listener
I Believe
My Confession
For Sandi
Setting boundaries with toxic parents
Does Suicide Equal Hell?
Why Suicide Is Not Selfish

All-time most popular posts (by number of views):
Christian Dildos
Setting Boundaries with Toxic Parents
Women Who Love Men Who Won’t Work
Characteristics of Thoughtful People
Five Marriage Types (What Type is Yours?)
The Myth of the Bible-Based Church

Most inexplicably popular post:
50 Things I’m Good At

Personal Favorite Posts:
A Primer for Those Struggling with Faith
The Reality That is Making Me More Liberal (theologically)
Making the Spiritual World Real

Posts to Help You Decide Whether or Not I’m a Heretic (my answer — no!)
The Myth of the Bible-Based Church
Does Right and Wrong Start with You or with God?
God’s Love (4-part series)
Our Missed Opportunity with Chick-fil-A
Not Crazy About Crazy Love


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