Flirting with Faith
July 2009 Archives

I am a big fan of Post-Secret, an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard with sometimes funny, sometimes startling, sometimes heartbreaking results. That’s why I was thrilled to read […]

Okay, I’ll admit it. I posed a question to my 11 year old son Ian over dinner earlier this week that I cannot answer myself. I didn’t know it at the time. I didn’t know it when I shared the […]

From Daniel Clowes not-yet-published graphic novel, Wilson, via the Speaking of Faith Observed blog. So tell me…what’s your story?

My husband Martin, son Ian and friend Andrea sat tonight drinking coffee and discussing outlandish dreams. What power, ability or experience we would love to have if there were no limits. It was an impractical exercise that broke down like […]

I came across the following comment written by mariakirby (screen name), in response to a post called “Summer Theology” on The Jesus Manifesto website. I don’t know mariakirby, but she paints such beautiful word pictures of her understanding of the […]

I love it when great posts lead to equally great comments. Here’s another tattoo story written in response to Diane’s “Beautiful Tattoo” post yesterday… Who I Am and What I Have: Andrea’s Tattoo Story I also have a tattoo but […]

I “met” Diane first through her writing at the Burnside Writer’s Blog and later during a long and surprisingly deep chat on Facebook. I hope to meet her in person one day, but for now I am honored to share […]

“Newsman Walter Cronkite, who died at the age of 92, was so thoroughly and uniquely linked with the word “trust” that it is tempting to say that the word should be buried with him. In the generation since he left […]

A frequent commenter here on the blog who goes by the name Credis Dervish posted the following four lines across two comments yesterday in response to my Submit: The New S-Word post. Credis is a self-described anti-theist, a piece of […]

So, I seem to have really stepped in it with my “What Does it Mean to be a Christian Woman” post on Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog earlier this week. It appears that my initial experience with the Bible and […]