Flirting with Faith
June 2010 Archives

New Atheist pundit and writer Christopher Hitchens has reportedly suspended his book tour for the recently released Hitch 22: A Memoir in order to undergo chemotherapy for cancer in his esophagus. The 61 year old gave up smoking in 2008. […]

I came across the following on the Writers Write blog.  82-Year-Old Teacher Lands Three Book Deal The BBC reports that 82-year-old teacher Myrrha Stanford-Smith has landed a three-book deal after writing her first novel. The trilogy is a fictional account of William […]

Parenting style has little to do with whether or not your child tries alcohol but much to do with whether or not they become a problem drinker – this according to Brigham Young University research reported by Science Daily. According to […]

I’ve been watching a lot of soccer this week. I’ve also been thinking a lot about “truth” and what is “right” and how we communicate with one another in light of the sometimes contentious comments on my last post, “There […]

This is the first in a series of short pieces I’ll be posting on as part of the Lausanne Blogger Network, a group of Christian communicators from throughout the world who will be raising questions and discussing issues related to the […]

Defensiveness + bravado = ?

I came across this post by Laurie Russell of Russell Media last week and thought I’d share. Lost in the Grocery Aisle by Laurie Russell (posted with permission) I dread going to the grocery store. It seems each time I […]

The first time I ever saw Ted Haggard was in a documentary. He was joking with a few evangelical boys about how great sex in the Christian marriage bed can be. Martin and I looked at each other, made a […]

Veteran Major League umpire Jim Joyce blew a call at first, costing Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. No one, including Joyce, is debating that the runner he called safe at first was actually thrown out.  A distraught Joyce apologized […]