An Easter Reflection

In February the season of Lent began. Neither Isabelle nor I grew up in a liturgical tradition, but since being in Atlanta have found a home within an Anglican congregation. Observing the church calendar in general and a season like Lent in particular has helped our faith feel more full with every passing year. This year was no exception, only in a different way.

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On Waiting

Are we a people who wait? Sure, at least for the things we can’t control. Sometimes the traffic is bad even if we look up a faster route. Sometimes we still wait even at self-checkout. Not just in these things, but in the bigger things of life, the things that affect our longing and sense of worth and belonging, how do we wait well?

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Why I Left Church for 10 Years

Most people who grow up in the church don’t question its existence in their lives. They went to church because their parents went to church; they became Christian because their parents were Christian; and they participated in subsequent Christian activities within the church just like their parents. I, however, was not such a person, at least because of one reason.

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The Difficulty with Being a Christian

It’s not often that I admit this, but it’s often I feel it: being a Christian is hard. I mean this neither strictly in the sense as one who agrees most with the Christian faith and therefore tries to live according to it, nor as someone who is consumed with the Christian label and makes sure people know. In fact, sometimes I think it would be easier if people didn’t know.

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On Suffering: Can You Drink This Cup?

In my best efforts, when I reflect on the suffering in our world—at large, in our societies at home, among the people closest to me—I struggle with knowing how to play a part in helping make things right. With all of the noise, all of the opinions, how can I tell who is right and who to side with and how to even think clearly and effectively in the wake of chaos and pain?

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