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Integration of the Shadow

Integration of the Shadow

This blog post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, I am taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with the rest of our...
Sex, Maddi Runkles, and Throwing the First Stone

Sex, Maddi Runkles, and Throwing the First Stone

Maddi Runkles is an 18-year-old senior at Heritage Academy, which is a private Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland. In January, she found out she was pregnant. The school requires all students to sign a pledge saying that they will adhere to a religious code of...
Do We Have a Sin Nature?

Do We Have a Sin Nature?

Throughout most of my life, I have had the nagging suspicion that something was wrong with me. When I was younger, these feelings were focused on my body, because I was overweight and got made fun of as a kid. When I hit puberty, I internalized the message that my...
When Did a Dick Become a Bad Thing?

When Did a Dick Become a Bad Thing?

I was having dinner with a friend the other night when he said, “He’s such a dick.” The comment was made in reference to a guy who was a complete jerk. As the conversation went along, I started thinking about the ways in which we use language referring to sex or our...
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