Articles by: Josh Harrod Casper
After spending four months with Word Made Flesh in Kolkata, India in 2007, Josh returned to the U.S. to complete his degree in Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. As a native son to the Deep South, he now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Hannah. In his spare time, you can find him pulling shots of glorious Stumptown espresso at a local pastry shop and discovering better ways to feed friends in his tiny, yet homey kitchen.

Share Your Table 3
by / on December 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm / in Shattered Faith

Share Your Table

Recovering Evangelical food blogger Josh Casper reflects on the lost virtue of hospitality, “After all, eating is the great equalizer. Food is the most basic human need. What better way to enter life with the beloved of God than by feeding them, pulling up another chair and keeping their glasses full?”

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Scary As Hell 5
by / on May 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm / in Shattered Faith

Scary As Hell

“Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames” was a low-budget dramatic film my grandparents borrowed from their church when I was a kid. I don’t think they made us watch it with the intent of scaring us so badly — but it worked nonetheless.

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What Are We Eating? 9
by / on April 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

What Are We Eating?

I’m convinced that food connects us to a place. It’s something we do at least two or three times a day given our time and resources. Or, if you’re still in school, Taco Bell at two in the morning may or may not count. But that’s for another time.

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Dirty Dishes and the Beloved 2
by / on March 4, 2011 at 10:44 am / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Dirty Dishes and the Beloved

When living in community you’re forced to deal with the full spectrum of the human condition. Whether intentional or circumstantial, community plays an important part in our stories. And for the most part there’s not much drama, just dishes.

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Heirloom Tomatoes (and relationships) 1
by / on February 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Heirloom Tomatoes (and relationships)

I love the word heirloom. The word is defined as an object or product of great value that has belonged to a family for several generations. It denotes to me a certain quality of humble characteristics. It makes me think about tomatoes. It also makes me think about the relationships that have changed me.

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