New Blog Feature: Stump the Chump (And Some Housekeeping Notes)

I have a thing that I do with my students called Stump the Chump. Essentially, they ask me hard questions about God, the Bible, Christianity, or just religion in general and I answer them. Some questions are easy to answer. Others, not so much. But I answer all of them, no matter how hard or… Continue reading New Blog Feature: Stump the Chump (And Some Housekeeping Notes)

Miss Ella Goes to Kindergarten

Ella started school today. I woke up at six, got the coffee going, staggered around a little bit. The anxiety level was low, in part because of the unbelievably early hour. I heard Rachel scuttling around, getting ready for the big morning, and around 6:15 I went into Ella’s room and woke her up. “What… Continue reading Miss Ella Goes to Kindergarten

Hello Kitty: The Last Day of Childhood

Tomorrow morning, I will wake up earlier than usual. I will most likely have to rouse my daughter from her bed and usher her into the kitchen, where we’ll begin our normal morning routine. Only it won’t be normal anymore. There will be changes. She won’t have the option of starting her day with her… Continue reading Hello Kitty: The Last Day of Childhood