Saturday, July 25, 2009

Introductions: Rachel


Age: 22

Topics of interest: the transient life, England, blogging, unreached peoples

Grew up with three siblings and parents in full-time Christian ministry. Now that I've completed my bachelor's degree in Interpersonal Communication, I'm off to England for a year, volunteering with a British nonprofit. I have an increasing interest in linguistics, especially if I get to live in the jungle. In the mean time, I plan to enjoy the style and excitement of London.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Welcome to the Corner Booth. We are an online community of writers who seek to ask real questions and promote honest and open discussion about modern Christianity and the Church’s role in society today. This blog is written from the perspective of young people in the modern church and will be made up of articles on church and social issues, book, movie and music reviews, personal reflections and more. The aim is to provide insights, anecdotes, struggles, and more coming out of our experiences as young Christians.

While this is written with a default target audience of young twenty-something people in the church, it is important to note that this is not advocating the continued segregation within the church. Even as we explore the issues influencing and important to this demographic, we need to understand that we are a part of a larger community and we must remain connected and involved.

We hope you can take a minute to look around, check out who we are, what we’re doing and what we have to say and maybe even get involved in the discussion on some of the posts.

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Introductions: Lindsay

Name: Lindsay

Age: 22

Topics of Interest: Politics (with anyone except my older bro), books (the reason why I have perpetual paper cuts), music, people, God, and the necessity of going barefoot.

Bio: I'm "Linz" to my familiars. I'm finishing up my bach this December in Creative Writing and Literature from Eastern Michigan University. I recently got a short fiction story published, and I find myself strangely addicted to the process, despite the fact that I'm still waiting to get paid. I'm poorer and hungrier than a church mouse (as I have no access to church tithe money and no matter how hungry I get I CANNOT bring myself to nibble on my books). But inexplicably, I still cannot bring myself to major in business, or marry rich. Strangely content, I find myself writing through life, spending my spare time in deep conversations with my older sisters/sister-in-law and friends, doing my best to get my strangely mature little sisters into trouble, arguing with my car (which I've named "M" after the classic, indomitable Bond character), teaching my three and one-year-old nephew and niece important phrases like "Aunt Lindsay is my favorite aunt", watching House or NCIS with my mom, or trying to remember where I last left my cell phone.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Introductions: Jacob

Name: Jacob

Age: 24
Topics of Interest: Making sweet music, film history, politics and economics, stuff that offends people, framing LP's on my wall, the occasional culinary experiment, long walks on the beach, pretending to be an academic when I am too lazy to actually be one, all the usual stuff

Introductions: Allison


Age: 25

Topics of Interest: Politics, health care, food, & fitness (hah)

I have survived my first year as a nurse, trekking on through my second year as a neurosurgical nurse. I am finding my way into the adult world of balancing life and work. I enjoy being with family, hanging with my friends, drinking large cups of coffee, running (love/hate relationship), loving on my little surrogate kids, and downing a good beer. I like following politics, commentaries, and talk radio. I always enjoy a good episode of The Office and 24. My musical interests vary from American standards to pop, folk, rap, and good soundtrack music!!

Introductions: Sarah

Age: 24

I have a degree in English Literature and am currently an intern with Reformed University Fellowship (campus ministry). I enjoy strong coffee, people, music, real stories, ballet classes, making messes in the kitchen, writing poetry.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Introductions: Natalie

Name: Natalie
Age: 22
Topics of Interest: health-care policies, politics, reformed theology

Bio: Natalie is currently living in Florida and has recently finished up her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is on the brink of her career and learning her role as an independent woman. She describes herself as an introvert/extrovert who loves to spend time with family and friends, read, drink coffee, listen to music, listen to talk radio, and laugh. If you have to give her a label politically you might call her conservative, but she likes to question both sides and think it through and considers her allegiance with Christ rather than any political party.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Introductions: Lindsey

Name: Lindsey
Age: 25
Topics of Interest: Cultural Anthropology, Urban Poverty, Foreign Policy, Singlehood in the Church

Anthro-geek, museum-nerd, and introvert all rolled into one, I currently reside in Northern Ohio, graduated from UM (Go Blue!) with my BA in Anthropology last year and am currently working and deciding what to do for grad school. I was raised in a very conservative Christian home, but have since had to reevaluate some of my opinions and beliefs through some soul-searching and striving to find out what my faith truly means to me in recent years. I love to laugh and have a definite soft-spot for a good cup of tea, almost any chocolate, and a good book.

"I wanna dream up a world I wanna live in
I wanna spray it on a building downtown
I wanna protest with patience and a paycheck
'Cause there's got to be a better way"