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Amy Mitchell
About Amy Mitchell
I'm a stay-at-home mom of two and wife of one. I write and play the violin in order to stay sane. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Education in Health, both of which come in handy when someone in my family has a bleeding head wound or tries to get out of chores. I am a liberal/progressive Christian and I love to challenge the fundamentalist mentality.
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  • 19 Dec 2012
    Taste and See
    Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him. [Psalm 34:8, The Message] A few weeks ago, the pastor of the church we’ve been attending came to our house for a visit.  She wanted to get to know...
    Archived in Relationships
  • 31 Oct 2012
    Book Review: A Year of Biblical Womanhood
    Note: I was given an advance copy of A Year of Biblical Womanhood as part of the launch team.  I volunteered to be on the team because I believe in this project and I wholeheartedly support the ongoing work of Rachel Held Evans.  My review is not without bias.  My...
    Archived in Books Featured
  • 15 Oct 2012
    No Boundaries
    As I write this, our family is about to begin a journey into the Unknown.  We’re stepping off the dock into our boat, setting sail in a sea of options.  It’s a voyage we’ve never undertaken together.  In fact, it’s one I’ve never taken at all. We’re in process of...
    Archived in Community
  • 05 Aug 2012
    Faith Like a Child
    When most people think of “child evangelism,” what comes to mind is something along the lines of Jesus Camp.  It recalls a very specific image of adults pounding the Gospel into children, who in turn take the message out on the streets and hand out tracts.  We are, naturally, uncomfortable...
    Archived in Family
  • 16 Jun 2012
    Friends with Agendas
    It’s been a rough few weeks for public Christianity.  Too many videos have surfaced showing pastors and other people of faith spewing their hateful words.  It saddens me that there are many churches that believe essentially the same things, but think that they are better because they say it more...
    Archived in Faith
  • 29 May 2012
    Breaking Bread without Breaking Each Other
    There is a part of me that has never fully become a grown-up.  I still love the magic of children’s stories.  This is possibly because they are so uncomplicated by the problems of the adult world.  Sometimes, we need to read what’s in the pages of our favorite books and...
    Archived in Faith
  • 27 Apr 2012
    NYSED Fail: What We Can Learn from a Talking Pineapple
    On April 17-19, 2012, students across New York State took the English Language Arts (ELA) test.  In a fail of epic proportions, a poorly constructed set of test questions was thrown out after an unnamed insider leaked that portion of the exam.  You can read the original test question at...
    Archived in Now Politics
  • 09 Apr 2012
    Water, with a Side of Dignity
    A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in an event with the youth at my church called Hunger for Hope.  Similar to World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, we went without food for (you guessed it) 30 hours.  The money we raised went to two of my...
  • 06 Mar 2012
    Kosher Jesus: An Open Door for Interfaith Dialogue
    This is a review of the book Kosher Jesus by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing, February 1, 2012), Kindle edition. When I first read that Kosher Jesus would be available in February, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. The prospect of reading more about Jesus from...
    Archived in Books
  • 15 Feb 2012
    An Economic Fairy Tale
    I think this has already made the rounds; perhaps my friends are behind the curve.  It may just be the result of increased political tension in an election year.  Several of my friends have posted this picture:             accompanied by the following text (it’s long,...
    Archived in Economics
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