Who is the Sabbath For?

All this week at her blog, Amy Julia Becker invited guest bloggers to answer the question, “Who is the Sabbath for?” So I began to wonder if this fourth commandment was a hinge command, a command that both linked to the first three commandments in our relationship to God and a command that linked to [Read More...]

Why Christians Should Read Secular Novels

At her blog, Amy Julia Becker looks at why Christians ought to read non-Christian novels: In spending time with these fictional people, Lamb succeeded in humanizing individuals who might otherwise have remained a “type” –whether the lesbian artist, the sexual predator, the liberal social activist, or the evangelical from Texas. And in feeling some degree [Read More...]

Does Anyone Take a Day of Rest Anymore?

Amy Julia Becker published a great piece on her blog thinking about Andy Crouch’s new book Playing God– about power– and the Sabbath. In her piece, Becker asks: are there any Christians who take a day of rest anymore? My soul is restless, even though God has invited me to rest in the truth, love, and [Read More...]


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