What Makes the Church Uniquely Corruptible

I’ve known one (almost certain) murderer in my life, and he was a missionary. I won’t go into the details here–the case was never subject to any legal system, and therefore there is no way to prove it–but it was widely assumed in my circles that he was indeed guilty of that crime. It’s notContinue reading “What Makes the Church Uniquely Corruptible”

The (missionary) kids are alright

All parents are flawed. All parents are sinners. All parents make mistakes. All children experience pain. All childhoods are a mixed bag at best. No childhood is magical and perfect.   As a parent, you can’t protect your child from all suffering and hardship. Nor should you, as that is how children learn resilience andContinue reading “The (missionary) kids are alright”

Vertigo

All of this, all of this can be yours Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt –U2, “Vertigo,” How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb One of my least favorite aspects of missionary kid-dom was our family being “special” almost everywhere we went. Except in the rarified world of other missionaries/missionary kids,Continue reading “Vertigo”