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The Long Defeat

The Long Defeat-Chispa Magazine-Andrew Clark

In my first piece, I wrote that we are not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, by the way we think. We do that by holding to biblical truths, not cultural trends. In my second piece, I discussed the results of that practice, the reality that…

The Dark Campaign Against Absolute Truth

The Dark Campaign Against Absolute Truth-Chispa Magazine - Home Page

“Nothing’s wrong if nothing’s true.” –Lorde We live in an age that has redefined almost everything. We’ve redefined love. We’ve redefined life. We’ve redefined right and wrong, male and female, gender and sex. We have torn down the definitions and erected new ones in their places. When a culture can redefine anything, then nothing means anything. This…

The Goodness of God

The Goodness of God-Chispa Magazine-2

Four years ago tonight, I read the only text that has ever made me literally cry instantly. “Alisha is critical.” Four years have passed and my stomach drops every time we think of that moment. My husband will probably stop reading at this point. Earlier on April 9th, 2015, my sister-in-law, Alisha, delivered our sweet…

Not Conformed, But Transformed

Not Conformed, But Transformed-Andrew Clark-Chispa Magazine

For the past ten years or more, I’ve often referred to myself as a Recovering Fundamentalist. I’ve gone through a process of unlearning many things that I was taught growing up in a completely fundamentalist environment: Christian school, Christian church, Christian college. I don’t necessarily regret this upbringing, but it does come with some unfortunate…

Letter To My Sisters Who Have Chosen Abortion

Dear Sister, Sweet One, I will not pretend to know what you have gone through. I know that most of the time, abortion is chosen because of desperation. I can’t even begin to imagine the confusion, the loneliness, the pain that has been a part of your story. I can imagine, however, the people have…