This was originally posted last year, but it’s on my mind again today… Reading a “secular” textbook this morning about the roots of Americans’ tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: “Calvin’s doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in work…as a visible sign that one was […]
I don’t pretend to know Anne Jackson. Sure, I know she is a writer and a speaker and that she has worked in churches. I know that she has a relatively popular blog called Flowerdust.net, a published book called Mad Church Disease and one coming out next year called Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace, which is a take on the PostSecret phenomenon that asks people to use words, images, heart and creativity to ask the question: what is one thing you think you can’t say in church. I also know that she has traveled to India with Compassion International; will be biking 3000 miles this summer with the Ride:Well tour to raise money for clean water in Africa and that she, despite her youth, had heart surgery earlier this year.