We don’t have to choose between a world in which men can violate without social consequence or one in which men are held accountable for their actions but misogyny is replaced by repression.
When Waters Rise painting and Advent Poem
This Christmas season, along with remembering the true purpose of the holiday, give yourself a little breathing space, some time to examine the feelings that surface when faced with the task of present buying, tree picking, star-topping and ham roasting.
It seems a lot of us are in Niequist’s boat, overtaxed and overcommitted, somehow convinced that our faithful witness and our pleasantness are inextricably intertwined, fearful of what would happen to our lives if we were to allow the other shoe to drop.
If you do, dear reader, decide to pick up this book – a quick read, really – do so with a mind to the end. That is what Paul Kalanithi did, and perhaps this is the very thing that made his life’s story so incarnationally meaningful: knowing, as he did, that it would all be over soon (for his patients, for himself and ultimately, for all of us) he decided to embody all that he believed while there was still time to do it. And then he wrote about it, and now his words live on.
Will we as Christ-followers build barriers around Christ’s love?
Festival of Faith and Writing roundup
“This book is decidedly not about the right answer or solution for the church on the theological topic of homosexuality . . .its posture seeks to be one of openness that is inquisitive, personal, relational, and dependent on the Spirit. This book is about generous spaciousness” (26).
Rachel Held Evans is an acclaimed blogger and New York Times bestselling author of two nonfiction books, Faith Unraveled and A Year of Biblical Womanhood.
Recently named one of “50 women to watch” by Christianity Today, Evans’s work has been featured on CBC, NPR and the BBC, as well in Huffington Post, the Washington Post, Oprah.com and The View.