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Youth Without Youth

“Hangman we played double dutch with a hand grenade Behind the church, hiding place. Apathetic to the devil’s Face. Wear the sheriff’s badge put your toys away They let us go saying let us pray!”…



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Filmspiration: Paradise Recovered

“There has to be a better way to love God and feel free.” -Esther, Paradise Recovered Paradise Recovered is an independent film that follows a fundamentalist believer’s journey to freedom. The Parable of the Good…


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Lindsay's Story

Ever since I saw the Mind of Mania broadcast and found this blog, I’ve considered posting, but never did until now. I suppose it is because I am embarrassed to say I ever had anything…



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Sabrina’s Story

I write because its 2013, and I’m still pretty torn up. I went on a mission trip with GE in 2011. But who knew one month of my life could hurt me so much?! Right…


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Creating a Culture of Killing

Last month on the Honor Academy Director’s Blog, Ron Luce wrote a post called What’s the Real Cost of a Video Game? In it, Ron made a correlation between violent video games (aka worldly culture) and the Newtown Massacre:…


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So This is Christmas… and What Have We Done?

(disclaimer: I’m not endorsing the United Methodist church–I just think this is a good message.) Christmas is complicated. At least, that’s my experience, but I would guess it’s a hard time of year for others…


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Joy vs. Religion?

I recently hosted a screening of The Pink Room Movie with a small group of strangers–mostly friends of friends and college students five to ten years younger than myself. Someone asked how I’d found the film and…


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Love is Louder.

Ever since Mica asked me if I would like to take over the RA blog, I have been contemplating how to start my first post. In the past I have spontaneously and awkwardly contributed my…