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Eshet Chayil: In Memory of Rachel Held Evans

May 22, 2019 0 Comments
The Hebrew term “eshet chayil” is written in calligraphy with thick down-strokes and hairline up-strokes. “Eshet chayil” means “woman of valor.”

Rachel Held Evans changed the world. She chal­lenged me on how to hold account­able peo­ple I looked up to when they made deci­sions I thought were wrong. And she did make my world a bet­ter edu­cat­ed, more com­pas­sion­ate, more lov­ing place.

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Notre Dame is Burning

April 15, 2019 0 Comments
A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames and smoke billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt | AFP | Getty Images

And I see sym­bol­ism blaz­ing
in the wreck­aged, ruined frame
as onlook­ers are weep­ing,
know­ing noth­ing may remain.

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There are No Strings on Me

March 13, 2019 0 Comments

When Avengers: Age of Ultron first came out on Blu-ray, my broth­er came over to watch the film at my house. While watch­ing, I sud­den­ly had an idea for a let­ter­ing project: I want­ed to draw the phrase Ultron seems obsessed with through­out the movie (which is, of course, from Pinoc­chio): “There are no strings on me.”

My thought was to use lots of swash­es and embell­ish­ments, then final­ly ink it with my flex nib dip pen. I end­ed up vec­tor­ing the piece, but was unsat­is­fied with the first final­iza­tion. I sat on it for sev­er­al months, then decid­ed to rework it after read­ing Jes­si­ca His­che’s fan­tas­tic book, In Progress. The final result is some­thing I can say I’m quite proud of.

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Reflections on privilege and poverty.

March 13, 2019 0 Comments

I have so much help at my fin­ger­tips, and I still risk pover­ty. For all my priv­i­lege, I’m still in this mess. And so many peo­ple are in the same boat.

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Cruelty in Christ

February 25, 2019 0 Comments

I’ve long defend­ed evan­gel­i­cals and fun­da­men­tal­ists alike, insist­ing that if they could only under­stand the harm they’re per­pet­u­at­ing, they would change.

But I can’t con­tin­ue, in good con­science, telling my non-Chris­t­ian, queer, non-white, dis­abled, and trans friends to give evan­gel­i­cals in their lives anoth­er chance.

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Makeup of the Day, February 7th Edition

February 8, 2019 0 Comments
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Ch-ch-ch-changes

May 26, 2018 0 Comments

Wel­come to the new site in all its work-in-progress glo­ry. Let’s talk about some stuff, like why there’s a new site in the first place and what you can expect from me mov­ing for­ward.

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Never.

January 15, 2018 1 Comment
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