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 Apr 30th, 2013 in books
, Christian responses to suffering
, Kate Atkinson
, LIfe After Life
Questions around suffering and pain are stock in trade for me as a writer. I know that I can’t stand most Christian justifications (i.e., bullshit) for why terrible things happen. I know that even well-thought-out theological arguments around ho...
It is fitting that I’m writing this review of Rachel Stone’s new book Eat with Joy (InterVarsity Press 2013) while eating lunch at a local French café—an establishment that embodies why Rachel insists on seeing an authentically made French bague...
Posted on Feb 15th, 2013 in Amy Andrews
, Jessica Griffith
, Love and Salt
, Roman Catholic church
Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship in Letters is the kind of book that you start recommending to other people before you’ve even finished it. It will also get you thinking about your own spiritual friendships—those rare, treasured relationships ...
Posted on Feb 7th, 2013 in aging
, Love and Salt
Before buying the house we live in now, we lived in a tiny five-room ranch house. When we bought that house, we had one child and expected to end up with two. Instead we ended up with three, which is what eventually sent us out looking for larger quart...