March 13, 2019

This is an interesting piece—basically about how we should, as Christians, be doubling down on the theological weight of Sabbath Rest, not excusing ourselves from this central building block of God’s perfect plan for humanity with worries about legalism. We’re all making bricks, he said, for other people, and it wouldn’t be a terrible thing to stop and rest awhile. It’s the second time I’ve heard the expression “Big Eva.” Which is not an unkind name for the nice lady… Read more

March 12, 2019

This is a rather horrifying, though fascinating piece. I’m not very good about numbers and all that sort of thing. So even with the chart I am taking their word for it that the Boeing 737 is a bad airplane to climb onto. I’m glad so many companies are taking the problem seriously enough to ground flights while they figure out what’s going wrong. The flight was headed into Nairobi, and my mother sent me this Facebook post of a… Read more

March 11, 2019

Good Morning, all you who are awake even after losing an hour of that precious commodity—sleep. We struggled into the light and did a complaining podcast about how propaganda ruins art, regardless of whether  you are an anxious Christian, an anxious social justice warrior, or an anxious person of any kind. The best art is, to use a tired word, Real. That’s what we said to each other. We also include ten minutes of the usual Doom at the end…. Read more

March 10, 2019

It’s that special day of the year. No, not Christmas. Nor the one set aside for you to to file your taxes. Nor National Hamburger Day. Today is the day I desperately careen through Psalm 90 trying to console myself over the utter foolishness of being human—otherwise known as Daylight Savings. I know some of you are able to take this sort of thing in stride. Like facing down the flu, you just get on with life without flailing your… Read more

March 8, 2019

Friday, it finally came. One Pretty sure today is International Women’s Day—at least according to France Info. American Twitter seems not to have noticed. Maybe Americans have a different International Women’s Day than the rest of the world. To celebrate, I’m going to clean my house, because that’s what makes me the happiest. #sorrynotsorry Two Being a fluffy only partially liberated female, I did finally finish all sixty hours of Sherlock Holmes a week ago. So brilliant. Not sure how… Read more

March 7, 2019

We’ve been chattering about Lent for upwards of a week now, over the daily Luncheon table. It never occurred to me, years ago, when the first of the children began to talk, and, with less spectacular results, to listen, to say anything like, “It’s lent now. What wretched transgression are you going to give up you sinful little child?” Why would I do that? Children are basically adorable and their sins are, while totally irritating, generally charming. You correct them… Read more

March 6, 2019

Turns out I need to revise my plans for Lent and give up, on day one, binge watching Rachel Hollis videos. As usual, it’s the hair that’s so mesmerizing. I’m pretty sure that if I could have her hair I would be as amazing as she is. Oops, now I also need to give up envy. I can’t help being fascinated by this latest iteration, even though, as she herself says, the devil never has any new ideas, of self-empowered… Read more

March 5, 2019

Some kind but unknowing person wondered aloud to me why we have to eat pancakes today. Can’t you, if you have insisted on observing Lent, which is its own unnerving curiosity, just sort of drift into it without all the hassle of either making pancakes yourself or going to church where someone will make them for you? The answer, of course, is How On Earth Could You Suggest Such A Thing? Pancakes are essential. Although I hear some transgressive people… Read more

March 4, 2019

It is a snowy bitter day, as one might expect, so we’ve done up a podcast about lent, the release of Girl Stop Apologizing, what’s going on with the United Methodists, and what you should do if you want your institutional church to remain orthodox. It’s all you could possibly want for a Monday. Follow your dreams and listen to it. Here is the piece about Rachel Hollis. Here is something interesting. And here is something super cool. And something… Read more

March 3, 2019

Well, here we stand on the threshold of Lent, facing that dark day—Ash Wednesday—when evangelicals lob tweets back and forth about whether or not it is acceptable to observe the moment with the imposition of ashes. What you think about the matter is not quite as important as letting other people know. Let your theological feelings be known before men, that they may glorify your Father who is in heaven. But we’re not there yet. Today is about glory—the unveiled… Read more

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