Tag Archives: Faith

The Big Neon Arrow

Over the past few days I’ve… Watched the new Broadway hit show “The Book of Mormon“, and Finished reading John Shelby Spong’s Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism Both of which deliver a similar message, albeit in radically different ways. That message is: … Continue reading

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Summer Incognito

So here we are, halfway through summer. One of the more unusual challenges this season poses for me is that I find it particularly difficult to recognize acquaintances, and even friends, when I’m at the pool. During the rest of the year, I tend to identify … Continue reading

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Should we Worship or Repress our Urges?

They must have planned it. The NY Times Magazine Editorial staff, that is. On June 19th, the cover story by Mimi Swartz, “A  Good Life in the Closet?”,  was about how Fundamentalist Christian homosexuals are attempting  to prioritize their faith over … Continue reading

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Love thy twin as thyself

I can’t stop thinking about Tatiana and Krista Hogan. They are the adorable four year-old twin girls who were featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine the week before last. For those of you who didn’t see this magazine … Continue reading

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The Many Forms of Henrietta Lacks’ Immortality

 The last few weeks have not been conducive to writing, as I’ve been –  ironically – swamped with volunteer work for my church. However, I have been able to squeeze in a little reading time, and just finished The Immortal Life of … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse or Righteous Rage?

I’m going to do something a little different in this post.  Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for awhile may have noticed that I usually have a pretty strong opinion on whatever issue I have chosen to discuss. However, … Continue reading

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Feeling uncomfortably numb about Libya?

Raise your hand if you have mixed feelings about US involvement in Libya. If you do – you are not alone. According to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday, roughly half of Americans think that air strikes in Libya were ‘the right decision’ but that the Libyan … Continue reading

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Is the Bible just another good book?

One of my all-time favorite works of literature is The Master and Margarita by the great 20th century Russian author Michael Bulgakov. This work, which was first recommended to me by my Russian language professor in college, is a masterpiece … Continue reading

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Seeing through a dirty windshield

We recently got new windshield wiper blades for our car. The old wiper blades were so bad that on one snowy day my husband had to stick his head out the window to see because the windshield was so covered with salt … Continue reading

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On Fatwas and Familiarity…

Last night, approximately thirty women gathered at my house to listen to the ‘faith journey’ of one young Muslim woman named Sara. This gathering, sponsored by the Presbyterian women’s group at my church, was the second in a series of … Continue reading

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