How to Teach My Son: A Courtesy Letter to the Preschool World


The countdown has begun. Avengers lunch boxes line the shelves as though in anticipation for the one-boy parade that is my son, my beautiful curl-capped child who does nothing short of controlling the weather in our house. Preschool World, I have a thirteen-year-old daughter whom I’ve sent your way before, and I have a one-year-old […]

August 28, 2014

Book Review: Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted

Book Reviews, Theology

I first met Jen Hatmaker on the pages of 7: An Experimental Mutiny against Excess. Her story of moving away from our mindless materialism into more conscious consumption is illustrated through a monthly endeavor to sacrifice luxury for the sake of peace and good stewardship. The experiment she conducts is extreme: eating only seven foods […]

August 17, 2014

Book Giveaway: Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker

Book Reviews

[youtube] All the text is backwards (mea culpa), so just pretend I encrypted it for the Little Orphan Annie club. Get out your decoder rings! I may or may not include some Ovaltine with the book for the winner. No promises there. Here’s a recap in case you couldn’t make it through the three-minute […]

August 11, 2014

Iraq and Why I Won’t Look Away Again

Priceology, Theology

After the 2008 election, I remember intentionally unplugging myself from that steady stream of news media, practically a staple of a believable, grown-up person’s diet. Overwhelmed and exhausted by the nonstop coverage I indulged in from twenty-four-hour looped network programs to the scrolling tickers on my homepages. I’d switched from NPR to talk radio and […]

August 8, 2014