Playing with Our Food: A Sharp Look at the Church

[Disclaimer: This post is provocative and likely controversial.] As a child, my dad lied to me. At each meal, I would find a myriad of less-than-desirable foods on my plate. Under my dad’s tutelage, I’d be encouraged to ingest pears, cantaloupe, and beets alike with the promise that they were “nature’s candy.” My mind would […]

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Putting the Bowl Back on the Table

For four years running, I have gathered with my friends at the same dark bar every Wednesday night at the same time. It’s a dark bar. It’s a dirty bar. I would dare describe it as an ugly bar. But it is not a sleazy bar. The dimly lit room is cozy. The peanut shells […]