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Monthly Archives: March 2019

A Guide for Straight Men: How Not to be the Worst on Dating Apps

Please welcome today’s guest writer, Erin Haagsma. Erin Haagsma graduated from Calvin College in 2018 with a BA in Linguistics and minors in Spanish and philosophy. She lives in Washington, D.C. where she is a fellow at at Sojourners and lives in intentional community...

Not Enough

God doesn’t guarantee that we will find love or that someone will come along and want us as we are– broken and messy. God does promise to love us though.

Dealbreakers

Upon your return to the States, he dubs himself Mayoman, taking to the streets to deliver sweet slippery justice.

Cry Out

“This is not the way things are supposed to be!” is a very faithful response. Cry out.

The Beast of Eden

People often inquire about others’ favorite books, but to ask about one’s most life-changing suggestion, with the intention of stimulating that ‘butterfly moment,’ well, that is a very intentional inquiry.

Katie and Brenna’s Not-So-Definitive, Entirely Anecdotal Guide to Online Dating

It is so hard, in the midst of it, to see online dating as anything other than a means to an end—but it became much more palatable for me once I began to understand it as a life stage in its own right.

Consumers’ Energy

Consumers’ Energy

by | Mar 24, 2019

Even digital art or an online article, infinitely reproducible and instantly transmissible, is not timeless nor placeless because it comes from a specific person to an audience.

Aristotle, the Buddha, and PB&J

Aristotle, the Buddha, and PB&J

Some days might call for an extra dab of peanut butter and others for rivers of jelly.

Fifteen Dresses

Fifteen Dresses

Now, in the grand scheme of things, does it actually matter that people know you wore the same dress (gasp!) TWICE in your life?

Technology for the Real World

Technology for the Real World

Technology really is a sticky wicket, or sticky widget I suppose, particularly if we are referring to classroom computers.

Finding Pizza Mind

Finding Pizza Mind

“Seeing Caribbean fruits on European starches makes me uncomfortable” prompts the listener toward empathy while “You are a traitor to pizza!” will only cause them to clam up.

Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live

You’ll probably have to develop a strong stomach vis-a-vis mouse carnage, but it’s a tough world.

The VeggieTales Effect

The VeggieTales Effect

I want to get at the heart of your questions by offering some modest but practical advice for cultivating a more omnivorous media diet.

The Collected Wisdom of Tony Ditta

The Collected Wisdom of Tony Ditta

First, as somebody who likes math, I want to clarify: what you’re describing is being bad at arithmetic, not necessarily being bad at math.

Their Bodies, Your Choice, Our Health

Their Bodies, Your Choice, Our Health

In all of these cases, your intervention in your children’s lives was an essential condition in your children’s personhood, not an infringement on it.

Table for One

Table for One

Living alone doesn’t have to mean eating alone.

Lift Up His Countenance

Lift Up His Countenance

Our theme for the month of March is “Ask the post calvin.” We’re taking on questions submitted by readers and offering our best advice.   Dear the post calvin, My prayer has always seemed dry and not heartfelt. I’ve tried different methods, but I feel like...
Preventing Snow Faux Pas

Preventing Snow Faux Pas

REMAIN. CALM.

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb

When is it okay to bring up an ex? My answer, at its simplest, is never.

When Instagram Isn’t Enough

When Instagram Isn’t Enough

The reason to get away from social media isn’t just because of all the research you’ve read.

Burnout Blues

Burnout Blues

It’s worth checking to see if these roots are healthy and balanced.

Married Money

Married Money

I do think it’s absolutely vital that you have at least one personal account that Mr. Money-Questions won’t have access to.

How to Still Enjoy Star Wars When You Have a Bad Feeling About This

How to Still Enjoy Star Wars When You Have a Bad Feeling About This

And maybe that’s what Star Wars movies are now—a portal to a world we love.

Vast Vocation

Vast Vocation

Living a life of purpose, meaning (fine…vocation), means remembering that we are here for more than ourselves and there are no ordinary people.

Seeking That Meaningful Connection

Seeking That Meaningful Connection

With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can find just as many opportunities for meaningful connection on the 9-to-5 side of that pesky diploma.

Censoring: Ban ———

Censoring: Ban ———

I want to confess to you that I’ve been engaged in a bit of furtive censorship myself.

Which Way to Freedom?

Which Way to Freedom?

If your goal is to bring about change, the verdict on riots is not yet out.

Overcoming Devotional Doldrums

Overcoming Devotional Doldrums

Woe to us if we value an intellectually impressive Christianity over the simple beauty of the ample grace and multiple avenues with which God extends salvation.

The Spoon Rest

The Spoon Rest

That’s how I realized, or decided: the spoon rest is the pinnacle of kitchen goods.

Fake News Family

Fake News Family

What works in changing people’s minds? Not facts.