Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Archive for April, 2011

April 30, 2011

Loon’s linkage (April ’11)

Mark Galli meditates on the significance of Good Friday and what it means to share in the life of Jesus. Like the grieving women who first visited the empty tomb, Rebecca Stringer surprisingly finds Christ’s presence at the place of her pain. Mark Noll discusses the promises and pitfalls of The Gospel Coalition. Amy Black kindly reminds us why government is a...

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April 20, 2011

Grief journal (5 months)

“Sorrow is no longer the islands but the sea.” –Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son So this is it. Life without Vincent. Me no like. I still want him back. Everyday. Next month is going to be especially difficult. Mother’s Day is May 8. Vincent’s birthday is May 10. My graduation is May 14. We...

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April 12, 2011

Why am I a Christian?

Something inspired me to write this after reading today’s post from Rachel Held Evans (and the ensuing discussion) on the reasons people become Christians. Why am I a Christian? Choice, chance Oceans, offspring Mentors, mystery Parents, prayer Laughter, lament Investigation, imagination Confession, community Anger, allure Tears, therapy Experience, example Desperation, delight — Freedom, fear Acceptance,...

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