Posts Tagged ‘Anne Lamott’
“Whenever I’m approached by an evangelist – by a Christian missionary – I know I’m up against someone so obsessed and narrowly focused that it will do me absolutely no good to try and explain or share my own value system. I never want to be rude to them, of course, but never have any…Read More
Five Reasons Christians Should Do Comedy
This summer, I am launching a series featuring each of the Ten Christian Voices We Can’t Ignore from my e-book, Outside In, which you can get for free by subscribing to my newsletter here. I will be inviting guests posts, adapting parts of my book, and sharing original ideas. I hope you will follow along…Read More
When Prayer Becomes Control
Andrew W.K. at the Village Voice received a question from someone whose brother was diagnosed with cancer. In his grief, he is frustrated by his Grandma’s prayers and sees them as “superstitious nonsense.” Andrew’s brilliant response is a very worthwhile read, in which he positions prayer as a posture of humility, a deep realization of…Read More
Will the Truth Really Set Us Free?
One of the values my mother stressed in her parenting was honesty. She tells stories of how all she had to do was produce the instrument of discipline and my older sister would start bawling and tell the truth, with dramatic flair and embellished details. Me, on the other hand, would insist upon my lies,…Read More