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A Series I’m Attempting

Because the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is proving to be a dangerous and abiding presence in popular discussions, I’m trying my hand at a series that is related to it over at the website of the church where I serve.  If you have an adolescent in the home, check out the first installment: http://www.meadowviewpca.org/13-reasons-good-reasons-live/

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Review of Openness Unhindered by Rosaria Butterfield

When I picked up Rosaria’s book in 2012, I thought to myself, “Well… she’s an English professor.  openness_unhindered_coverAt least the prose will be enjoyable.”  Now I’m ashamed at how low my expectations were.  I had no idea how her book would become the tip of the spear for a rewewed cultural discussion dealing with sexual identity and orientation.  Since that time it has been my privilege to get to know Rosaria through emails, prayer request exchanges, and a shared event at a local university. So when I saw that she was due to release her second book at the beginning of July I was delighted and my expectations were so much higher.  To say my expectations were met would be an understatement and not because I now consider Rosaria a friend but because the book is excellent in so many ways. Continue reading

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