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Veronica S. Wickline

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Christian Questions for Harvard

In its defense of BGLTQ Christians, Harvard appears to be uninterested in the contours of Christian life. If Harvard wants to enforce its view of how Christian communities should operate, let it understand the debate it is entering.

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On Spending

The joy of living in a first world country is that we have the means to offer frequent physical signifiers of our love. Let’s enjoy this privilege while we have it. I would apply this attitude to time as much as to money. Spend liberally. This is the price we pay for the privilege of encountering the ones we love.

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A Case for the Hard-to-Handles

People are beautiful and messy and sublime. Befriending those who don’t stand out to you can serve as a humbling reminder of human complexity.

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The Subtle Meat Cleaver

We all have to do a lot of processing before we get to a point where death isn’t the most terrifying thing we could ever conceive of, and I think that’s absolutely how it should be.

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Heartsick for Strangers

Sometimes cultural differences flare up. To borrow Eve Tushnet’s phrasing, we study history best when we manage to do so with “a humble willingness to take dead people on their own terms.”

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A Heart in the House of Mourning

I encourage you to welcome sorrow wherever it next meets you. Don’t bombard your psyche with the dulling advils for discontent that our generation provides

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Extravagant Kindness

If you are looking to open your hearts to those currently on its periphery, consider starting with something over the top.

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Every Couch in America

Let us take friendship seriously, throw ourselves unabashedly into the lives of those who most need us, and see what good it does.

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