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Vince Amlin

Watching Erick work, I'm in awe.

Good is the Flesh

Vicki Kemper

Not to put too fine a point on it, but . . . hogwash. Hooey. Balderdash.

Wake Up! 

Talitha Arnold

"Are you a god?" the disciple asked the Buddha. "No," he replied. "Are you a saint?" "No." "Then what are you?" the man asked. The Buddha replied, "I am awake."

The Greatest of all Shrubs

Jennifer Brownell

I first moved to the Pacific Northwest from the (very) Northern Midwest two decades ago.

Big Lust

Matt Laney

In a 1976 interview with Playboy magazine, a former U.S. president admitted that he had "looked on a lot of women with lust" and had "committed adultery in my heart."


Quinn G. Caldwell

As I get older, I find myself sometimes hyper-aware of the narrowing of possibilities for my future.

The Death of Whiteness and the Five Stages of Grief

Molly Baskette

A year or so ago a Facebook friend asked me to relinquish my whiteness.


Tony Robinson

I've been wondering, could God's real name be "With"?

Samuel and the Elders

Donna Schaper

Philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse, 1898–1979, said that, in his time, we had developed an "authoritarian ritualization of discourse."

Are We There Yet?

Kenneth L. Samuel

For many persons, the final words of the celebrated twenty-third Psalm speak to the heavenly abode of an eternal resting place.