Monday, January 31, 2011

harmony not hierarchy

One of the speakers for Big Tent is Rachel Held Evans; she's the woman who wrote Evolving in Monkeytown. Currently, she's experimenting with a year of "biblical womanhood."

She just wrote a post called "Seeking Harmony, Not Hierarchy" on her blog, and I encourage you to read it. She discussed the Wesleyan quadrilateral: the balance between scripture, experience, tradition, and reason. I think that this is a topic that is relevant to us since many of us have experienced an imbalance of the four in our lives.

"In fact, I’ve recently come to realize that when I’m struggling with doubts about my faith it’s because one (or more) of these elements is failing to harmonize with the others."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011



I want to share an fantastic site on immigration and getting to know more about the undocumented people's plight. It's called

They are looking to share a message about love, understanding, and grace. They are also sharing a video and looking for groups to host discussions. Thought some of you might be interested.

article on atonement

Wow. I just finished reading an article on an "alternative" view of atonement. It really was a twist on what I had been taught, but it really rung true to me.
Check it out. It is really worth your time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

interview with emily


(photo by hannah)

Hey all!
I did another interview of an EmDes'er on my blog!
It's Emily!
Check it out here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Super Board-Game Birthday Night


I realized that I do not have all of your contact info and wanted to make sure you knew that you are all invited to my place on Friday Jan 28 from 6;30 until the wee hours for a board-game night in order to celebrate my day of birth.

Come one, come all.
No gifts but feel free to bring a beverage. and your game face.