Living in Greece, Personal

Cat Fostering: Meet Amelie!

One of the first things I did when I returned to Athens was visit Hans Harrison, the cat I fostered for 9 months, in his forever home.  I sent pictures of him to Nine Lives, the cat shelter that had given him to me, and within hours I'd gotten a reply, "Do you want to… Continue reading Cat Fostering: Meet Amelie!

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Books, Recommendation

What I Read | OCTOBER 2017

Jane, Unlimited by Jane Cashore Yikes, this book!  About 1/3 of the way through, it ended, at which point I realized I was reading a Choose Your Own Adventure type book that laid out multiple directions for the story to take.  At first, it was super interesting, since her decisions to go in different directions… Continue reading What I Read | OCTOBER 2017

Recommendation

Learning the Enneagram RESOURCES

Books The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile This book is a perfect primer for people new to the Enneagram.  It is simple, relatable, and the lists at the beginning of each chapter, "What It's Like to be a Four," go a long way toward helping you identify your type.… Continue reading Learning the Enneagram RESOURCES

Christianity

Jesus’s Death is Meaningless without a Resurrection

I think this will be one of those blog posts that is seemingly obvious and perhaps overly nit-picky, but I want to share a detail that deepened my theology anyway. My favorite professor at DTS was adamant that Jesus's death was meaningless without his resurrection.  This is not a new idea, since Paul says as… Continue reading Jesus’s Death is Meaningless without a Resurrection

Christianity, Sexuality

Transgenderism and Church Membership

On Sunday, my home church is voting to update its constitution, and if it is approved, I will no longer be a member of the church. Here are the proposed changes to the section about gender and sexuality in full: We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.  These… Continue reading Transgenderism and Church Membership

Books, Recommendation

What I Read | SEPTEMBER 2017

  Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman I loved the documentaries by the same name, so it was fun to read about Ewan and Charley's motorcycle travel adventures from their perspective.  Although it covers the same ground as the films, there were… Continue reading What I Read | SEPTEMBER 2017

Christianity, Pop Culture, Recommendation

The Young Pope is Both Sillier and Deeper Than You Heard

How did a television show that featured a pope dressing in medieval garb while "I'm Sexy and I Know It" played in the background end with me sobbing at the beauty and hope of it all? This series combined giddy camp (the fictional Pope Pius XIII infamously looses a kangaroo in the Vatican gardens and… Continue reading The Young Pope is Both Sillier and Deeper Than You Heard