Articles By: Jessamy Delling

Meta-Thoughts for Forum Blogging

It might have slipped your notice, but the Evangelical Outpost found six Torrey Honors students who were keen on writing, tsk-tsked at our lonely Blogspots and well-hidden journals, and invited us into the open, the fray of forum blogging. Instead of constantly writing by ourselves (and mostly, for ourselves),...
December 6th, 2013 | Blogging | Read More

This Millennial Isn’t Leaving the Church

I, a millennial, am not leaving the church. Recently there has been a small flashflood of articles unearthing possible reasons and remedies for the ongoing exodus of millennials from the Christian church. I read them as a stranger to the departing crowd. Rachel Held Evans suggested toning down the...
November 21st, 2013 | Church | Read More

Why Minimalism is Communication 101

  “Your total is $12.85. How will you be paying?” “Debit.” “Would you like your receipt?” “No, thank you.” “I can help who is next in line.” There are days when the check-out line is the only place we score points for clear communication. Not that the achievement is encouraging—it...
November 14th, 2013 | Culture | Read More

I’ll Save My Gucci For Sundays

A smashing outfit is worth a thousand words. I buy what “fits my image” and dress to “make a statement.” Apparel advertising buttons our identity to our body. It encourages self-expression through something visual that we create or select with the cooperation of our minds and our hands. For that...
November 7th, 2013 | Art & Literature, Church | Read More

Let Writers Be Unashamed of Having Homemade Imaginations

In my last article, I gave a broad overview of interest-based living .  This follows with a specific instance of an unfolding interest that has actually resulted deeper immersion in my communities and greater liberty as an artist. Writing strong short stories is a recent interest of mine, but it is...
October 28th, 2013 | Art & Literature | Read More

Take Up Your Hobbies and Follow Christ

 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?” Matthew 5:13, ESV This is where I get the beginnings of my theology of nurture and pampering. In context, this culinary analogy is pointing to the fact that certain human communities (*ahem* Israel)...
October 24th, 2013 | Art & Literature, Culture | Read More

Think Like Vintage Mafia: Lessons On Justice from “The Godfather”

 “I believe in America. America has made me rich.” So states a customer of Vito Corleone, the Godfather. Someone raped his daughter and was promptly acquitted by means of a small bribe. This is a preponderant theme throughout the movie: the ideal system of American justice pays forfeit to the American...
October 14th, 2013 | Film | Read More

Tarantino and Luhrmann: Two Tactful Giants for a Less-Than-Subtle World

For some an itch and for others a yearning, but we all like some subtlety. So it’s completely natural to love the movies of Quentin Tarantino and Baz Luhrmann—simultaneously. Some of the most sensitive, subtle material in current American film comes from these two directors. Draw a line between the...
October 8th, 2013 | Film | Read More