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My friends call me strange: theologically Reformed, politically conservative, socially Catholic.  Raised amidst the unchurched culture of Seattle liberalism, in a family that taught me the power of God’s grace.  That lavish grace is my life-blood, holding the power to continually refresh this slightly neurotic melancholy-phlegmatic temperament of mine. The written word is my weapon of choice, freeing me from my outer shell of reserved prudence…don’t be fooled, I’m not afraid to stir up a little controversy!

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  1. Mel permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:55 am


    I recently discovered that you attended the same event that I did (the Pro-Choice Youth Leadership Summit) and I wanted to thank you for not slandering or lying about Dr. Oyer’s profession. As she said, “there are are enough lies about my job already.” You may have heavily implied certain things but it is your first-amendment right to do so. You should continue to express these views, however I’d to make a suggestion: Take down Dr. Oyer’s picture. Like you, many people feel that abortion is wrong. Unlike you, some (a select few) of these people are unhinged and have the potential to harm Dr. Oyer if prompted. If they know her picture, they know their target. Keep everything else just as you wrote it but I implore you, please take down Dr. Oyer’s picture. For the sake of her life and the lives of those who love her. Please.



    • March 9, 2010 4:43 pm

      Hi Mel,

      I appreciate your comments. Though I obviously have a strong pro-life bias, it was my desire to be accurate in reporting the facts. I took down the picture for now per your request. Before posting the article, I did consider that issue, however, I noticed that Oyer herself heavily promotes and advertises her personal image on the internet, in videos and photographs. My goal in posting the picture was to show everyone that she looks like a normal, decent person. I’m curious how you came across this story. Thank you for reading.


  2. April 8, 2010 3:48 am

    How do you define Reformed? The last time I saw it outside of the church history background that I have, it was so mangled I didn’t know where to get any traction. Also, has writing here been just personally fulfilling or has it also lead to significant professional contact?

  3. Patti Grunkemeier permalink
    June 10, 2010 11:16 pm

    Wow…great blog and thoughts! Your dad just sent me a link to one of your recent articles (5/31/2010) and I am looking forward to reading what you have to say on the subject. I had no idea you had your own website…I’m looking forward to exploring more! Patti Grunkemeier

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