Tag Archives: books

We Can’t “Progress” Beyond the Bible

I’ve recently read a few articles by authors who claim to have outgrown what they refer to as “American Christianity”. Generally this perspective is taken by those who consider themselves Progressive Christians, believing they have progressed beyond the faith they were taught within the American church. It seems essential to define the term “American Christianity”, […]

Hold Your American Citizenship Loosely

Tomorrow morning will be Joyful and bright This life is beautiful Heart, just be wise. You are completely exhausted. Your beating is fainter, more muffled… You know, I read somewhere That souls are immortal -Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova wrote the above poem as she watched her homeland destroyed by Communism. She watched as a corrupt […]

The Essence of Motherhood

The calendar has told me it’s Mother’s Day again, and although I hold cynicism over a holiday created to sell more Hallmark cards, I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect on Motherhood. In the midst of the trenches of raising littles: explaining that toys must be shared as giant tears fall from chubby cheeks, […]

Black Ink and Living Water

I recently had my tattoo finished. It’s a full sleeve, which makes it pretty conspicuous and often sparks inquiries from people, like, “what does it mean?” Despite the depth of meaning that I’ve put into the sprawling design I often stutter over a quick answer to that question. I never really feel as if I […]

Read Books, and Start with George Orwell

I recently read a post that tragically misidentified something as “Orwellian”, and then proceeded to use it in support of an idea that Orwell himself would have likely criticized. It seems to be a common malady to hijack well-known literary names for our own purposes, to use them bolster up our arguments with an appeal […]