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    What’s Poetic about Irony: A Look at Confession

    Today’s very special guest post comes to us from poet and professor Susanna Childress, a featured speaker at Taylor’s 2013 Making Literature Conference. Thank you, Susanna, for this wonderful contribution! —————————————————————– Several years ago, my friend’s husband lost his job as a teacher at a private church-affiliated high school because he admitted he was no longer addicted to pornography. Yes, you read that right. My friend’s husband had written a personal blog post for his personal blog page addressing the bright edges of joy in which he found himself, freedom so rich he proclaimed it to the world wide web, a main source, in fact, of the compulsion he’d wrestled…

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    The Vocation of a Christian Scholar

    Today’s guest post comes to us from Kirstie Rheinheimer, Taylor English grad, class of 2010. Thank you so much, Kirstie, for sharing your story! ————————————————————— Kirstie Rheinheimer (center) with her Milford High School students I often reflect on a book I read in Dr. Messer’s history class–The Vocation of the Christian Scholar by Richard T. Hughes. It explores the idea that as Christians, we are called to excel in whatever profession we choose and to learn how to express our faith and further the Gospel through our professions, even if it’s not in pastoral ministry, a para-church group, or a camp. I’m here to tell you that it’s really hard…