The Hidden Blessing of Infertility

Over at Christianity Today, Karen Swallow Prior wrote about an often-difficult topic: the hidden blessing of infertility. My husband and I decided that further procedures were off the table. Although we are Baptists, we believe in the principles set forth in the Catholic Church’s Donum Vitae (“The Gift of Life”), which distinguishes between medical interventions that assist the marital union in [Read More...]

Rituals of Embodied (Coffee)

Over at Front Porch Republic, David Walbert wrote about rituals of embodiedness – prompted by his new coffee mill: I admit I don’t much care who writes the protocols for the ways I interact with my home, nor whether I have a choice of two or five or ten such protocols. What I care about [Read More...]

Catholics and Protestants Together?

This week at QIdeas, the question has been an interesting one: can Catholics and Protestants work together? The responses are interesting, including two videos and three articles that cover some of the challenges – and encouraging developments – across denominational barriers. Take a peek. [Read more...]

The Good Ministers

Last week at Christianity Today, I enlisted my friends to help come up with a list of some of our favorite “good” ministers in movies and TV from the past decade. Of course, it’s not an exhaustive list, and there are plenty of notable omissions. But it’s a good start, we think. The list is [Read More...]


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