The Smucker's Path: Putting Down the Sandwich and Doing Something

Throughout my hiatus, I found myself reading the work of others while feeling thankful that I wasn't the person writing it. After reading an article about someone's misfortune in a church or a Christian's angry ranting, I would often lament to my husband how I just wanted to be normal; I didn't want to worry about "...any of this drama." I would read the harsh words of a negative critic and become apathetic or worse, cynical. I just want it to change, but I'm not sure I want to be the one to help change it.

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Sex, SCOTUS and Apple Products

Being a community of people who profoundly value our newfound equality, will our deeply held respect for marriage encourage heterosexual couples to value marriage more highly? Will our efforts that once fought for marriage equality now be redirected to fight for marriage quality? How does this change the Christian discussion of gay theology?

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The Truth Is

For most of my life, I’ve been living in two spheres, but I had never been living in them in a manner that was cohesive and authentic. For anyone familiar with trying to be two things at once, you may characterize this as an “identity crisis.” You know the type: that crying in the corner, I’m not sure if I just soiled myself-type of crisis. My fear in finally doing this is that people, on both sides, may not appreciate what they see. And so begins the conversation.

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