May 31, 2020

I’m in the very final push of editing Nailed It. I feel like I say that every day but today it is really true. Sorry I haven’t texted or emailed you back. I wasn’t going to blog this morning, because I really need to just keep my eyes glued to that very tiresome document, but the world is aflame, and today is also Pentecost, and so I thought I would just make an observation that Christians should know about anyway…. Read more

May 27, 2020

I’m still book editing, but I took a ten-minute break to comment on yesterday’s news. Also, I’ll be on the Ride Home with John and Kathy at 4:40 tonight, if you want to search for their Livestream on Facebook. Have a great day!   Read more

May 25, 2020

It’s starting to be humid already, here in the north, which saps the strength and hope of animals covered in fur. I like it, but I feel alone in my preference. Anyway, we’ve done up a podcast all about the New Normal (as if we could even know), about Memorial Day, about whether or not the economy will collapse, and why people who should deny all the particulars of Christian Doctrine and Practice should stop calling themselves Christian. It’s great,… Read more

May 24, 2020

I’m not too far in to Untamed by Glennon Doyle Melton. I’m going slow because I have to stop every few minutes and roll my eyes. Pretty much I’m reading it so that you don’t have to, which I feel like is super nice of me. Also, today is fake Ascension, if you’re a liturgically minded person. Maybe you celebrated on Thursday (as I did) but maybe you forgot and are transferring the feast to today. It’s ok, not everyone… Read more

May 22, 2020

Another week gone. Are there any takes? One Here’s the podcast I recorded with Melanie over at the CRJ about Brené Brown. Glad to hear the article was pretty helpful. It was the most propitious time to be doing it, honestly, as the world was beginning to shut down. And as I’ve now said a hundred times, if you’re thinking of reading more about shame, bypass Brown and go straight to Curt Thompson. He has lots of stuff on youtube… Read more

May 21, 2020

I’m over at the Christian Research Journal Today. Check it out!​ “Public Shame to the Rescue,” blazed the headline of a prominent website barely a week into the American version of the worldwide coronavirus shutdown. “What could be more effective than a little public shaming?” the author asked in the first paragraph, going on to try to document the rise of shame on social media as a tool for curbing undesirable behavior.1 If there was an ever a moment to pause… Read more

May 20, 2020

This guy met all his deadlines and look at him. Don’t be like this guy. Well, I did reach a very desirable milestone last night. I finished—no scare quotes—my draft (not the final thing, but much much closer). Every single little one falls into the word count, and they are reasonably sort of distributed up and down the Bible. I think for people who really love the first book, they might be seriously annoyed me with for changing so much…. Read more

May 18, 2020

It is a gray, cool, quiet morning here in partially opened Bing, and I am furiously working through my book, trying to finish this run through by the end of the day. If I manage to, I only have to go through it two more times (I think), or maybe once. Who knows. But also, if I finish this go through today, I can take a breather tomorrow and maybe even blog. So, because I’m not SuperAnne, we’re pulling up… Read more

May 17, 2020

This isn’t really an assigned text for this morning, but Peter, in his letter, quotes it, and so rather than climbing back and forth over the True Vine, and the discouraging kind of dependence it indicates, I thought I might just take a glance at Psalm 34, which begins with the note, “Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.” That was that clever little time where David pretended… Read more

May 15, 2020

Is it really Friday? And this poor blog languishes here silent. Well, let’s see if there’s anything besides the fact that I still haven’t finished book editing, which I knew I wouldn’t. One Besides the hard deadline against which I am racing, the kids only have one more week of school and then finals week. Not that it will all be over at that point. Oh no, we’ll have a good long month to do all the stuff we planned… Read more

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