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Release Them and Let Them Go

It is time for progressive United Methodists who cannot abide by the rulings of the church to pack up their things and move on. Traditionalists, who are in the vast majority worldwide, are not going to change their position regarding what the Bible says about homosexuality no matter how much progressives flaunt the current loop holes in denominational accountability. 219 more words


That Which Waits Within Fully-Realized Fruits

Less than two weeks until the late third of the year. If that has the ring of a holiday announcement, it is meant as such. 306 more words


Camping Quandaries

Arriving to camp after six hours in the car is always a relaxing experience. It’s three minutes to nine o’clock on the eastern edge of Missouri, and I’m looking forward to stretching, eating, and getting horizontal post-haste. 1,298 more words


Heart and Matter

I’ve been incredibly sick and warring with myself a lot these days, about what I want the blog to look like while I’m on this hiking-hiatus-turned-driving-extravaganza, about what I want the blog as a whole to accomplish. 428 more words


Going Home

One of the bonuses about my upcoming foray into more teaching and professional road-tripping as a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer is that the region we’ve been assigned is the region where I spent my formative years. 858 more words


Modesty Is Not Safety

Several times I’ve been told that I’m going to change when my kids get older – that I’ll want to put my kids in conservative garb, with jokes about burlap sacks and chastity belts. 1,167 more words


Interlude: Well, That Happened.

It seems that Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Well then.

I’ve seen a lot of posts to the tune of “this can’t be happening”/”this can’t be real”/”this must be a bad dream” after the election and in the weeks since, particularly given the influx of cabinet appointments of people who are either unqualified or have incredible conflicts of interest. 696 more words