Whatever else gender is, it is always this: a shadow on the ultrasound. “There, do you see it?” The technician is excited. Mom and Dad scratch their heads and feign understanding. Some mystery has transpired under the smooth bowling ball of a young woman’s belly, and deep in this secret place, a person is taking... Continue Reading →
Politics with Love and Logic
There is a way of thinking that pits economic prudence or political strategy against morality and compassion, framing the battle as muscular intellect against limp naïveté. Wisdom, in other words, versus love. Sure, you can be liberal (in the dictionary sense of the word—free, or generous), but only insofar as you forfeit the prize of... Continue Reading →
Whom do you love?
For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? (Matthew 5:46-47, HCSB) I'm hurt, and if I’m honest, I’m angry. Sad... Continue Reading →
Last night at Bible study we were having a lively discussion about loving our neighbor when one of the ladies paused. “Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” she read. “How are we doing with loving ourselves?” A sigh of understanding rippled around the room. We are a group of young(ish) American women: we know... Continue Reading →