Why I Like to Make Fun of Christians

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By Beth Demme I recently had this conversation with a friend: “I’m not on Twitter. I don’t even know what I would use it for,” my friend said. “Oooooh!” I jumped in excitedly. “I use it, mainly, to make fun of Christians.” “But, aren’t you a Christian?” she asked. “Yes! And there is soooooooo much to work with!” I replied. …

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The Power of Vulnerability

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Vulnerability is scary. If you know about my worst mistakes (and the shame I feel about them) there’s a chance you will choose to reject me or even mistreat me. Even though I know that everyone makes mistakes, I still wonder if my mistakes are worse and my shame is deeper. It’s as if somewhere along the way to trapping our …


I Hope You Never Find Contentment

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For a long time, I believed I was supposed to be content. I thought contentment meant maturing beyond my consumerism, greed, gluttony, and selfishness. I thought contentment was the natural outpouring of gratitude and the embodiment of joy. Contentment was so important to me, I tried to talk myself into it. I would mentally list all the amazingly wonderful parts …