Posted on Jun 11th, 2013 in books
, Don Miller
, kid hangover
, people hangover
The past thirteen-plus years for me have been one long exercise in welcoming the messy, noisy, needy people who are my children. They make it hard to get anything much done, especially writing. But without them, I'm not sure I'd have much of value to w...
Posted on May 28th, 2013 in Christianity
, Conference on Medicine and Religion
, fertility clinics
, No Easy Choice
, prenatal testing
, reproductive technology
, Voices for Vaccines
Last fall I pointed blog readers to my colleague Rachel Stone’s post on vaccination as an expression of neighborly love. Today, Rachel has a follow-up post of sorts, commenting on a Mother Jones article indicating that poverty and other family is...
Posted on May 23rd, 2013 in Bangladesh
, cultural change
, embodied faith
, ethical living
, garment workers
, Kingdom of God
, local food
, Western culture
Significant lifestyle changes (or even small changes) for the good of our earth and its inhabitants become sustainable and adoptable by a large population only when communal values change enough that healthier, more humane practices become the norm. Bi...
Posted on May 22nd, 2013 in Bangladesh
, Christian responses to suffering
, garment factories
, garment workers
, original sin
, the twelve steps
I approach buying clothes for my children with the same compulsive attention to my kids’ individual needs and wants that I bring to Christmas gift buying. Focused attention to my kids’ clothing needs is, for me, as much an embodiment of mat...
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 ...