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The Detour

16 January 2014, 06:00

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The Detour by Michelle Kohler I took a detour to myself, To my fears and doubts in my mind; To my feelings of hopelessness and hurt Of pain and confusion and shame. I took a detour to the self That yells and screams for his own way, That feeds on being right Sobbing at the […]

Whelp, there it is: 15 Signs of False Humility

29 August 2013, 06:00

Stephen Smith

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The leader of a Texas sect once wrote a letter to me in which he said that he wished he could open a vein for me in order to save my soul. That sounded quite nice, though I already follow Jesus—a point I had (fruitlessly) made in several private Facebook messages back and forth with […]

Me, the Pharisee

11 February 2013, 06:00

JoannaV

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One of the things I respect my parents for is their constant search for truth. If I could convince my dad that he was wrong, he would apologize and correct our family’s future accordingly. This was a blessing and a curse. It meant that others could do the same. My dad had attended a Basic […]

My Childhood in ATI, part 2

14 July 2011, 08:00

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The Indianapolis Training Center, 2001

THE EFFECTS Within ATI, Bill Gothard was viewed as a sort of demigod. I remember attending the annual conferences where he was lauded with 10 minute standing ovations. We awaited every word that he said with baited breath, and took it all as gospel truth. We didn’t ask questions, we just accepted it. And that […]