The Mystery of Grace

The Mystery of Grace My last article reviewed some of the features of shame, and drew comparisons between shame and guilt. To review, guilt–or godly conviction–is the feeling that follows sinfulness. For hearts submitted to Christ, it is a precious vessel by which we become aware that we have committed wrong, presenting the choice to […]

This Holy Wanting

March 10, 2010 This Holy Wanting It’s not limited to patriarchy, of course. Nor to women. But emotional abuse is a common tool of choice for those who feel the need to control and manipulate the ones within their care. It can break the spirit faster than any other method of discipline because it uses […]

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse When I refer to Patriarchy, or Biblical Patriarchy, I indicate the imbalanced, unhealthy practice of what is more accurately termed by Karen Campbell to be patriocentricity. My ministry is to women—primarily adult daughters—who reap the distressing harvest of destructive fruits, which are brought forth from aberrant religious movements and […]

The Sanctuary of Life

The Sanctuary of Life I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10 Life. A simple word pulsing with complexity. As you reflect, what images come to mind? Answers emerge from the day-portraits of our years—fun, stressful, challenging, hard, i-wish-i-were-dead, boring, exciting, an adventure, depressing—but I […]

This Holy Wanting

March 10, 2010 This Holy Wanting It’s not limited to patriarchy, of course. Nor to women. But emotional abuse is a common tool of choice for those who feel the need to control and manipulate the ones within their care. It can break the spirit faster than any other method of discipline because it uses […]

This Holy Wanting

March 10, 2010 This Holy Wanting It’s not limited to patriarchy, of course. Nor to women. But emotional abuse is a common tool of choice for those who feel the need to control and manipulate the ones within their care. It can break the spirit faster than any other method of discipline because it uses […]

Emmanuel

Emmanuel by Hillary McFarland Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. e sat in prison. Tomorrow, or perhaps a few days from now, he’d be headless. Some called him a wild man and others a prophet, but now he was only […]

This Holy Wanting

March 10, 2010 This Holy Wanting It’s not limited to patriarchy, of course. Nor to women. But emotional abuse is a common tool of choice for those who feel the need to control and manipulate the ones within their care. It can break the spirit faster than any other method of discipline because it uses […]

“Gloria” and Why to Sing It: Two Links of Note

“Gloria” and Why to Sing It: Two Links of Note By Eric M. Pazdziora I didn’t write either of these things. A small, mostly selfish part of me wishes I had. The rest of me is too happy to care, because you get to see them on any terms. The first is called “Going Back.” […]

The Sanctuary of Life

The Sanctuary of Life I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10 Life. A simple word pulsing with complexity. As you reflect, what images come to mind? Answers emerge from the day-portraits of our years—fun, stressful, challenging, hard, i-wish-i-were-dead, boring, exciting, an adventure, depressing—but I […]