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ARDEN UPDATE #2: Under the Mercy

Five years ago today, I was wheeled into the operating room at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The pulmonologist who diagnosed me with Stage 1 lung cancer said it was a mercy they caught it so early—doubly so since … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #1: The Mother of all “Time Outs”

The mother of all “time outs” is only a week away. After her April 18 hip dysplasia surgery, four-year-old Arden faces 11 weeks in a body cast. That’s a long time for a very active four-year-old to be sidelined. But … Continue reading

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Better Questions—Re Women in Ministry

It has been happening for a while now. Invitations to speak at churches, conferences, colleges, seminaries, and on podcasts aren’t just coming from women who are interested in engaging a more expansive discussion about God’s calling on his daughters. Invitations … Continue reading

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Our Little Ezer’s Big Battle

In late March, our Arden (Allison’s 4 1/2 year old) was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. She only complained recently that her leg was hurting, so you can only imagine the shock this diagnosis was for us. X-rays revealed her femur … Continue reading

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Raising Little Ezers

The podcast entitled “Upending the Patriarchy“—a subject I take up in Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World—turned into a discussion about dads and daughters. For Seth Price, host of the Can I say this at church? … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Lament

Old Testament Professor Robert Hubbard once described lament as “the best way to reckon with the pain and suffering so prominent in today’s news.” It is also our most honest and healthy response when the losses and pain hit closer … Continue reading

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Something to Ponder . . .

“It is not easy to know what Jesus called his hearers to repent from; he speaks often of sinners, but rarely of their sins. The social consensus of his contemporaries about what counted as sin is not of much help; we … Continue reading

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