An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

Review: This book surprised me. There were a few things that were obvious about where it was going, but I didn't expect most of it. I expected Johnson to have moved quickly through her time with Mother Teresa, for it to have been a quick path like in so many of those "my year of" … Continue reading An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

Review: Though I wouldn't categorize this as a happy book, I loved everything about it. The title pretty much sets the mood and I can't possibly express how much I appreciate the tone and the subject matter contained in this book. I am definitely a Christian but I really get irritated by some of the things … Continue reading Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

Free will, self determination, identity politics, and God

The idea of these four things or concepts don't always seem to go together but between a sermon I heard the other day and knowing a little about what's going on in my denomination of Christianity and this project to read and blog through the whole Bible, I'm feeling a little lost. I've been trying … Continue reading Free will, self determination, identity politics, and God

World Translation Day!

World Translation Day celebrates the many translated books out there and strives to raise awareness that we need to get more books translated into most languages so we can share knowledge and progress ever closer to a more informed world. Can anyone venture a guess at the first book to ever be translated into English? … Continue reading World Translation Day!

FF- Books about women’s issues

In the current climate of increased activism and political stress by so many, there are a few important things to remember. It can be changed I know that it can be changed because it has changed before It doesn't take long to normalize the changes that I have benefited from Things I have benefited from … Continue reading FF- Books about women’s issues

Quotes of the Week – from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by: Nadia Bolz-Weber

- Of course if no one had ever been exposed to dangerous ideas from scandalous women, Christianity itself would not have had its unique beginning nor its glorious history, but whatever.   -Because in the end, we aren’t punished for our sins as much as we are punished by our sins.

Quote of the Week – from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by: Nadia Bolz-Weber

I have come to realize that all the saints I’ve known have been accidental ones — people who inadvertently stumbled into redemption like they were looking for something else at the time, people who have just a wee bit of a drinking problem and manage to get sober and help others to do the same, people who … Continue reading Quote of the Week – from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by: Nadia Bolz-Weber

Quote of the Week – from Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

 In fact, the two Far Rights—the Western one and the Muslim one—play off each other. As Jeanne Favret-Saada wrote in the wake of the Innocence of Muslims conflagration, “On one side we have cowardly networks of so-called defenders of the West who manufacture a provocation . . . and make terroristic use of freedom of … Continue reading Quote of the Week – from Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

A book to consider on the International Day against Homphobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

At only 46 pages, this a great book to read in one sitting on this day. If you're looking for something a bit more substantial, check out Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community - Andrew Marin  or Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity - Julia Serano or … Continue reading A book to consider on the International Day against Homphobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking I Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence by Richard Clark Kroeger and Catherine Clark Kroeger

Review: Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be … Continue reading I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking I Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence by Richard Clark Kroeger and Catherine Clark Kroeger