“I had no idea how cynical the Book of Ecclesiastes could be,” I told my writing group a couple of weeks ago. “It also contradicts itself over and over again: Life sucks, and then it’s beautiful. There’s no reward in heaven, but God cares about us. Rich people can’t be trusted, yet they are chosen…

This morning I tweeted the last chapter of the Book of Proverbs: #Twible Prov 31: Dawn to-do list: Buy estate. Make winter coats. Weave cloth 1st. Make family look good. Be strong. Get Michelle Obama arms. As I worked my way through Proverbs this summer, I was struck by how practical — and how relevant…

Ever heard of the Quiverfull movement? Chances are you have and just didn’t know it. If you’ve ever watched 17 18 19 Kids and Counting with the Duggar family, you’ll be familiar with the basic premise: don’t use birth control, have as many kids as the Lord will send you, and be grateful for every…

I don’t have any pithy thoughts on this week’s rather random collection of Psalms from the Twible, but I do want to say this: 1) We are almost finished with the Psalms. I love the Psalms, but man, I need a Selah. 2) We have passed the halfway point for the whole Twible project. And…

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Jana Riess

Jana Riess is the author of Flunking Sainthood, a 2011 book about failing at twelve different spiritual practices. She is also currently working on The Twible, a three-year Twitter project with humorous daily Bible updates for your amusement (find her on Twitter as @janariess). She has a few silly degrees from swanky schools but was never once able to climb the rope in gym class. Her spiritual director is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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