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On ISIS and Anomie

WHY IS EXTREMISM SO ATTRACTIVE TO SOME? 

I recently viewed some videos published by the New York Times addressing the motivations of young people, living otherwise normal lives by western standards, who nevertheless opt to join ISIL in their jihad against infidels and their mission to establish a new caliphate. 1,258 more words

Sociology

Ricochet

I am often irresponsible. I forget to take care. Of relationships, of opportunities, of myself. I started the day reading Proverbs 31, because it is the 31st of the month and I couldn’t get anymore creative than that. 541 more words

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Monday Motivation: You are Lovely

A Monday reminder of how Jesus sees you:

Oh my beloved, you are striking–lovely even in weakness. When I see your beauty, I see a radiant city, where we will dwell as one. 46 more words

Identity

Bricks and Becoming: Concepts and Consequences

There are images, concepts and ideas all around us. Buy! Sell! Love! Dance!

What seems like an anarchic war of images fighting for our attention and allegiance, on a deeper level seems like a rather structured machine: the culture industry stratifies and structures everything, and is  504 more words

Writing

One year ago this weekend I was in the middle of a major move. It was a transition  of biblical proportions. The building we had occupied as a church family had to be completely cleared. 489 more words

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Reflections on an Island

REFLECTIONS ON AN ISLAND

I was sitting on a beach front in Bocas Del Toro two weeks ago and I sent this photo to a friend, with the caption, “My view right now.” 892 more words

Travel

Feminism gone wrong

‘I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.’ (Maya Angelou)

Firstly, I must be clear – I am wholeheartedly, absolutely a feminist. 1,499 more words

Relationships