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...
As the school year winds down, my calendar greets me each morning with its list of assemblies and ceremonies and recitals and final thises and thats. Reminders about teacher and coach gifts to be group funded and bought, of summer camp bills to be paid...
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...
Posted on Apr 29th, 2013 in attribution
, Candy Land
, Cinderella Ate My Daughter
, journalistic standards
, Peggy Orenstein
, Rachel Marie Stone
, textual criticism
On Saturday, Jana Riess posted a piece on her Religion News Service blog raising questions about whether, in a recent blog post about the feminization and sexualization of characters in the Candy Land board game, writer Peggy Orenstein used images and ...
My blog has been silent for several weeks now, and perhaps some of you have wondered why. (Perhaps you haven’t, in which case this post might not suit your fancy. I promise more substance in future posts). There are straightforward reasons for my...