The Shape of Leviticus: A Chiastic Motherlode

If you’ve never heard of chiasm or chiastic structure, have no fear: you’ve come to the right place.  If you already know everything there is to know about chiasm and chiastic structure, you can skip this one or just hang around to enjoy my charm and wit (/grin). I have used “chiasm” instead of “chiasmus” … More The Shape of Leviticus: A Chiastic Motherlode

Ministering to Teens – The Baffling Infantilization of Christianity’s Next Generation

  That Happy Face Was a Lie This photo was taken in the 1990’s, about 3 years after I graduated high school.  Just a few years before, at age 18, I was still a thoroughly churched “kid,” but I’d been struggling with doubts and questions for a long time, even at that age.  In the … More Ministering to Teens – The Baffling Infantilization of Christianity’s Next Generation

Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 2

  I’ve been trying to think of a clear way to tackle the many questions Hagar’s story raises in Genesis (and beyond).  My goal is always to communicate how I found comfort or resolution to my questions so that you might find it helpful in resolving them for yourself.  In Hagar’s case, I am having trouble … More Issues in Genesis: The Handmaid & Her Son, Part 2