Aimee Byrd

Inside the word. Outside the box.

That’s supposedly me. I read that about myself yesterday. Just a couple of hours after reading an OPC pastor in my own denomination telling others on Facebook to call my church to put a stop to me. Then he gave my church’s information, showing a picture of my pastor. Not a daughter of Sarah. Because …

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Apparently, some who have read my last article have interpreted it as me saying that it’s okay for men to be effeminate. This interpretation is kind of proving my point about the secular categories and framework of thinking within the church. And it illustrates that we do not view humans as having soul/body composite identities. …

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been provoked by something on Twitter recently and tempted to respond with my own provocative tweet. I’m trying to do less of that. While there used to be lamentations that too many people can write whatever they want on a blog post and, besides, people aren’t reading …

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(I’m bringing in the caboose on our three part series. Todd started us off with What Is Not Happening, and Carl wrote Of Good Reputation With Those Outside.) Messy. Now there is a buzzword that will earn you some evangelical street cred. The currency is authenticity points. It’s now okay, no admirable, to share our …

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This is going to be a different kind of book review. Ruth Tucker’s Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife is different kind of book. It is a page turner autobiography about an educated, independent Christian woman who falls in love with the tall, handsome, charming guy who knew all the right answers at …

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Some church signs seem to have become equivalent to the placard signs homeowners proudly stake in their front yards, or the bumper stickers that accessorize motor vehicles with philosophical one-liners. I find many of them tacky (although some are amusing), and have dissected the theological implications of a few. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield spends a couple …

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“It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills costs Him crucifixion.” C.S. Lewis This quote was given for part of the morning reflection before worship. So as I was sitting in my seat I was thinking about how often we try to be or think …

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