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October 2010 Archives

Hiatus

posted by Jana Riess

Friends, Due to a death in the family, Flunking Sainthood is on hiatus for the next two weeks. I’ll return on Monday, November 1. Thank you to all who have sent their kind words of condolence. Jana

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What Good Is God, Anyway? A Q&A with Philip Yancey (Part One)

posted by Jana Riess

Last week I was privileged to have a long phone conversation with one of my favorite contemporary writers, Philip Yancey. Interviewing authors each Wednesday is easily my favorite part of blogging, and this opportunity was a real highlight. Philip Yancey’s […]

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Jane Austen Wrote the Book of Ruth, and Other Truths I’ve Learned in My First Year of Tweeting the Bible

posted by Jana Riess

The Twible turned one last week! In celebration of its birthday I wrote a reflective humor piece for the Faith & Leadership newsletter, talking about what I’ve learned in a year of tweeting the Bible. A portion of the article […]

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When Is It Permissible to Disagree with an LDS Church Leader?

posted by Jana Riess

Last week’s “Mormon Mondays” column on Boyd Packer’s conference talk has generated a fair amount of controversy, to put it mildly. I read some of the comments on the first day and all of the messages and emails that people […]

David’s Not-Quite-Naked Ark Pole-Dancing: This Week in the Twible, 1 Chronicles 15 to 21

posted by Jana Riess

The Chronicler’s Cleanflix version of the Davidic narrative continues this week with a wonderfully PG version of David and the ark. Gone is the full frontal nudity that marked David’s joy in 2 Samuel 6, though other parts of the […]

Does God Hate Clutter? Ellen Painter Dollar Used To Think So, But . . .

posted by Jana Riess

This week over at Episcopal Cafe, Ellen Painter Dollar (at left) has a great post on a question that plagues me perpetually: how much is too much? Why do I feel more virtuous today, when I hauled a bed frame […]

Harry Potter, Christian Hallows, and C.S. Lewis: A Q&A with Greg Garrett

posted by Jana Riess

I’ve been listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows again in preparation for the movie next month–which releases in 45 days, but who’s counting? In listening I have come once more to realize why it is one of my […]

“What Was Lost: A Christian Journey through Miscarriage”

posted by Jana Riess

I am kvelling today, flush with pleasure at the happy news that one of the books I edited has just been nominated for a 2011 Christianity Today book award in the Christian Living category. The book is called What Was […]

LDS Apostle Boyd K. Packer Is Wrong About Homosexual Relationships

posted by Jana Riess

I had a lovely blog post written for today, which I drafted on Saturday after being deeply moved by the beautiful talks from Elder Jeffrey Holland and Elder Dieter Uchtdorf. The blog today was going to be about favorite General […]

Don’t Touch That Ark! This Week in the Twible, 1 Chronicles 8-14

posted by Jana Riess

The first time I ever heard the Bible’s story of Unauthorized Ark Handling was in my temple prep class some years ago. One of the teachers told this story from Chronicles 13 — twice, in fact — to express how […]

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