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Inheriting Privilege

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Over the past few years I’ve been on the continuing and unending journey of sorting through stuff I’ve inheriting, as well as some of my own childhood stuff I stuffed in the attic of the family home I grew up in. It’s a bit overwhelming at times.

Somehow the process of sorting through so many things that I’ve inherited–stuff I want and stuff I’d like to just ignore–brought to mind the ways in which we inherit privilege, whether we want it or not, whether we want to deal with it or not. I wrote a piece a few months ago about checking our privilege as spiritual practice, and I think it’s an essential ongoing exercise for white Christians. You can check it out in The Banner here.

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The Problems with Personality Typography

I’ve been honoured to be a contributor at The Banner, a Christian Reformed Church publication, for the past two years. I write four times a year for a column called “As I Was Saying.” Most recently I’ve written about my unabashed affection for personality typographies and tests. I love them. So do many Christians. But they have some limits and drawbacks. I take a quick look at some of their strengths and weaknesses in my article “The Limits of Personality Typography.”

To peruse some of the other pieces I’ve written for The Banner online, go here.

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The gift of nurturing small things

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I’ve written a few reflections on daily life during COVID-19. “The gift of nurturing small things in isolation” was published in The Christian Century. Here I reflect on raising a baby in a pandemic, giving and receiving living things when we are living apart, the joy of caring for small things like succulents and sourdough starter, and some theological concepts around creation.

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At Home With

DSC_0143It’s been too long since I’ve posted here. I’m just going to say sorry for neglecting my “news and events” and then jump ahead to what’s been happening in the last few months.

Sorry for neglecting my “news and events.”

So, things have been busy being stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic with a baby and a toddler, but I’ve still been able to do a little bit of writing so I’ll post a bit about that here.

Two months ago I wrote a blog post for my publisher, Touchwood Editions. It’s part of a great series they started early in the pandemic called “At Home With” wherein Touchwood authors write about what their lives have looked like while socially isolating/quarantining. You can learn a little more about what I’ve been up to by reading my post here.