by John Ellis For twelve years, we’ve been a family of four. Twelve years of surprises, growth, tears, laughter, and adventure. Twelve years that feel like a lifetime. Parents often talk about how quickly time flies. Before they realized it, they dolefully confess, their diapered babies were headed off to college. I don’t relate. Our … Continue reading The Melancholy of Curtain Calls: Our Time as a Family of Four Is Almost Complete
Yes, We’re Having a Baby
by John Ellis Our firstborn is named Infinity. The genesis of our selection of such a hippie-ish name is up for debate (if you ask my wife). Regardless of how and why we picked the name, there is no denying, for me at least, that the name reflected a tinge of social rebellion. As a … Continue reading Yes, We’re Having a Baby
There Is No Such Thing as a Backup Parent
by John Ellis I recently watched The Descendants starring George Clooney. While the movie is merely okay, one of its main premises is an honest portrayal of much of parenting in society. Tragically, it’s probably even more accurate when the lens narrows onto the evangelical culture. The movie’s inciting incident is a boat accident that … Continue reading There Is No Such Thing as a Backup Parent
Critiquing Complementarianism: Are Men and Women Different?
by John Ellis Critiquing complementarianism is risky business. Doing so carries the substantial prospect that you will be accused of being ideologically located somewhere on the proverbial slippery slope that terminates with you being voted Grand Marshall of Key West’s Pride Parade. And I get it. Really, I do. Considering the wild and wacky times … Continue reading Critiquing Complementarianism: Are Men and Women Different?