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Cynicism vs soup.

Every time I start to write about prayer, I stop praying. And then I have to stop writing. It’s happened at least three times now. I guess it’s a bit like how, the moment you think you’ve cracked humility, you … Continue reading

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A straight man, the Church, and my deepest desires.

I haven’t cried at a Christian conference since the summers of big tops, neon lights and smoke machines at festivals I went to as a teenager. And I’ve never shed tears at events related LGBT issues – I pride myself … Continue reading

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Jesus needs me.

  Once upon a time, God needed a donkey. It sounds like the start of an ancient fable, perhaps a story of origins or a long forgotten myth from a time when people believed in talking beasts and warring gods. … Continue reading

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Banging that LGBT drum… again

“The Gay Agenda” Apparently the worst fear of American conservative Christians. It’s the phrase that’s brought out whenever there’s a small step forward in LGBT rights, whenever society at large decides in a new way that LGBT people are human … Continue reading

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There is rest for the wicked.

© Copyright Esther Simpson and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence. I lay there, refusing to open my eyes, silently cursing the sunlight burning my eyelids. I tried to get my bearings with minimum effort: blinds still open, still wearing last night’s clothes, … Continue reading

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I saw the stars. I heard God.

  I never thought pews were that comfortable, even the ones with big long cushions across them like ours. But it turns out that lying on them, with a kneeler for a pillow, is surprisingly relaxing. So there I was, … Continue reading

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God taught me to argue back.

This brave, honest and articulate post comes from my favourite sister, who inspires me, challenges me and makes me laugh (both with and at her). When I was about 12, I came home from my first ever ‘Christian Adventure Camp’. … Continue reading

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