Parenthood, disability, ethics, and the crooked way of grace
Explore this site to learn more about me and my writing, follow links to articles and blog posts I have written, learn more about the book, see my schedule of upcoming speaking engagements, and contact me. I blog regularly at Patheos, a web portal focused on religion and spirituality. Below are snippets from my recent blog posts; please click through to read more and to comment. Thanks for visiting!
Posted on May 14th, 2013 in Christianity
, living well with less
, simple living
All of our stuff can distract and overwhelm us, but it can also provide context. Our clutter can remind us that matter matters, that the bodies we inhabit and tend, the food we make and eat, the clothes and toys and mementos made or given or used with ...
At my local pool, people with limps and spots and wrinkles are the norm, and it's the statuesque blonde in a bikini who raises eyebrows. This is my kind of place.
Posted on May 9th, 2013 in cherish time with your children
Note: I wrote this in the summer of 2009. I am reposting it here as summer approaches, as a reminder (to myself, above all) of how radically life can change us in surprising ways. I used to despise the summertime, for reasons I explain in this post. No...
Posted on May 8th, 2013 in agnosticism
, Christian Wiman
, My Bright Abyss
We Christians are sometimes taken to task for the way that we, when embroiled in difficult conversations about whether or not God exists, chalk things up to “mystery.” Our atheist/agnostic conversation partners see this (rightly, in some ca...
Posted on May 7th, 2013 in abortion
, progressive Christian position on abortion
, progressive Christianity
, Rachel Held Evans
, reproductive technology
Blogger/author Rachel Held Evans wrote an excellent post last week titled Why Progressive Christians Should Care About Abortion. She traced her own history, from embracing an evangelical pro-life stance to her gradual understanding of abortion’s ...
Posted on May 6th, 2013 in disabilities
, Mother's Day
, Speak Up storytelling
This is the story I told at this past weekend’s inaugural Speak Up storytelling event in Hartford. In my next email newsletter, I will include a link to the Speak Up podcast, which includes my telling this story to a live audience (with considera...