Month: October 2019

  • An Antidote to Gutless Prayer: Dreaming Like Jesus with Rebekah Simon-Peter

    An Antidote to Gutless Prayer: Dreaming Like Jesus with Rebekah Simon-Peter

    The wonderfully-named Rebekah Simon-Peter looks around at mainline Protestantism, including The United Methodist Church of which she is a part, and sees some problems. It’s not just that the church is competing for attention in a post-Christian world with Sunday morning soccer practices. It’s not even the eight maladies she lists that include shrinking numbers, […]

  • Into the Woods in Elmet

    Into the Woods in Elmet

    You might expect that there’d be a little bit of Beowulf in a book by a medieval studies scholar in York, England. Fiona Mozley’s debut novel adds some Heathcliff, too, for a touch of Yorkshire Moors gothic. But even if you can spot the forbears in Elmet, you probably won’t suspect what you’re getting in […]