Category: On Being Marginalized

The Graceful Rupture

I’ve been asked about Matt, who takes a more prominent role in Springs of Deliverance.  Specifically, why did he come off so perfect in the first two books, and then sort of rupture in the third one?   I relate to Matt a lot … except that he evolves much more quickly than I did. Read More …

A Homeless Christ

When we think of the Risen Christ, we think of victory and glory.  Easter is full of sunshine, flowers, happy songs.  Even the dandelions are celebratory!  Not to mention the big family dinner.   But there are some for whom Easter is a difficult time.  You may see them on the street … or in Read More …

Stomping on Our Own Eyeballs

For ten years, I went to the seminars.  They were popular among conservative Christians, filling up the Oakland Coliseum for a week every year.  I learned some good things there, such as looking for the root of a problem and not just taking care of the symptoms.  But I also learned to judge others, allow abuse Read More …