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Rachel Marie Stone

Rachel Marie Stone

Rachel Marie Stone is a regular columnist for The Englewood Review of Books and has contributed to Christianity Today, InTouch, OnFaith, Books and Culture, The Christian Century, and Sojourners, among other publications. Her first book, Eat With Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food, won the CT Book Award for Christian Living. She is also the author of The Unexpected Way, a book about the Gospels for children. Rachel lives near Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. You can find her blogging on food, family, faith, and justice at Patheos and follow her on Twitter at @Rachel_M_Stone.

Longing for a Watchman

Lessons on religion and racial justice from Harper Lee’s latest novel.

Inside Out: Let Yourself Feel All the Feels

Why Christians can embrace Disney-Pixar's affirmation of sadness.

God Bless the Foot-Washers and Nail-Painters

Our little luxuries are taking a big toll on workers.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Cry

We don’t need to apologize for our emotions.

Christ’s Labor on the Cross

Seeing Easter as a birth story.

Knit Your Way to a More Prayerful Life

Why we find comfort in blessed repetition.

How to Live a Better Life Story

The power of revising our stories in light of the gospel.

Joy beyond the Forced Optimism of Cancer Culture

Margaret Feinberg brings new meaning to the fight.

The Calvinist on the Bestseller List

Marilynne Robinson’s rich, grace-filled prose strikes again.

Careful What You Click For

A call to steward our page views well.

Our Bodies, Our Selfies: On Body Image Online

The approval-seeking scrutiny of social media’s selfie-mania.

The Gluten-Free Schism

Responding with grace when food sensitivities—and fakers—disrupt our fellowship.

Richard Dawkins Has Reason to Fear the Fairy Tale

How the realm of make-believe can bring us toward God.

Sizing Ourselves Up

For women, arbitrary clothing sizes further distort our body image.

In Jesus' Name, We Play

Kids and adults alike need the freedom to do what they love.

Keeping the Christmas In Christmas

It’s not holiday celebrations that need toning down; it’s the rest of the year.

We Still Love Social Media—Filters, Fakers, Hashtags, and All

Our digital connections are far from perfect, but we can’t give ‘em up.

The Sale That Stole Thanksgiving

America's turning into the Land of the Buy-One-Get-One-Free, Home of the Brave-the-Crowds.

A Time to Die

Americans have forgotten the art of dying.

Even Economists Can't Tell Us What to Expect When We're Expecting

Emily Oster’s 'Expecting Better' is callous and trivial—if not overtly dangerous.