The Pariah Pool

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Logan Lynn reflects on the difficulties and rewards of being a community activitist.

Community Work in 2012

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This year saw many ways to become involved with our community.

In the Trenches: Back to the Garden

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Hearing familiar music one Autumn evening transports this man from darkness to the light of the universe and a once unknown clarity.

In the Trenches: The Closet Trip

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A trip to middle America for a family reunion leads back to old fears.

In the Trenches: The Curse of Being Old-Fashioned

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It’s ok to be monogamous too.

In the Trenches: The Party’s Over. Now What?

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Logan Lynn talks about his addiction and who he has become since getting clean.

Grief. It’s What’s for Dinner

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Many of us love our pets as we would a family member, sometimes even more. When a pet dies, the grief can feel as strong as if a parent, child, sibling has died.

In the Trenches: The Recovering Christian’s Guide to Overcoming Godlessness

by Logan Lynn Having gone through an incredibly traumatic spiritual crisis centered around the very core of my identity as a young man, I spent many years dismissing all people and things which I perceived to be related to God. I escaped the fundamentalist Christian cult I was raised in around age twelve and any [...]

Forgiveness is a Huge Pain in the Ass

My hurt is my hurt. As so many of us do, I carry it on my back, bring it with me to bed, and keep it fed and alive so it can grow alongside me as I make my way through the years. I notice more and more that there is a deep sense of my identity found in and around my own history of suffering and that I still sometimes guard those old feelings with my life even now, years after the initial infliction occurred.