The Word Artist
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The Word Artist

What is a “Devout Christian”?

Devoted, pious, religious

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My co-editor on Prism & Pen, James Finn, sometimes describes me as a “devout Christian.” I’m certain that evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson would not agree, calling their brand of judgmental religion truly “devout.” In fact, I’m certain they would agree that I’m not a “real” Christian, devout or not.

What is a devout…



Words have always been my art. They dance for me and sing for me. They laugh for me and cry for me. They are my paint and brushes. They are my clay.

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