SBC: The One True Church of the Heterosexual God

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I was raised up in the South, home of the One True Church of the Heterosexual God. The Southern Baptist Church.  From the time I was saved I believed all other churches fell short of the Glory of God. I’m not exactly sure why I believed that. Maybe it’s because of the way the Baptist poked [Read More...]

The Healing: Q & A with Jonathan Odell

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  In Jonathan Odell’s newest release, THE HEALING, Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera. Distraught, Amanda steals a newborn from one of her slaves and renames the baby Granada. Troubled by his wife’s declining mental state, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer. But Polly’s sharp tongue [Read More...]

The Racist Within Me

I do not have one Muslim friend. Not one. I’m not even sure how I’d go about making a Muslim friend. I suppose I could do as one fellow suggested and go through the phone book looking for Muslim-sounding names and call somebody. “Mr. Patel? Could I please speak to Mrs. Patel? … Mrs. Patel? You [Read More...]


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