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Reporting | Discipleship
Amena Brown Q+A: Poetry in an Age of Lament
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood.
Reporting | Discipleship. Amena Brown Q A: Poetry in an Age of Lament. I spoke recently with Brown about poetry, racism, and how performance art impacts her life and faith.
Opinion | Family
Why We Need ‘Useless’ People
Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being 'a burden to society.' Here's how we can advocate for them.
In a recent NPR interview with host Krista Tippett, the Irish poet Michael Longley made the statement, “Poetry is useless.” He waited a few beats before he explained, “Poetry is without
10 Books Worth Reading This Summer
Our July book list: Her.meneutics writers recommend their favorites.
Jennifer Grant. The Joy of Poetry: How to Keep, Save, and Make Your Life with Poems by Megan Willome. Whether poetry delights or puzzles you, this
Opinion | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
For instance, Rookie magazine does a great job delivering solid, insightful content to Brio's audience online—through articles, short stories, poetry (!!), podcasts, Vimeos, and the ever
Opinion | Pop Culture
A Life Well-OrderedSubscriber access only
Remembering my late pastor and refocusing on my priorities.
When I learned about his cancer diagnosis just weeks ago, I thought of poetry—first, lines describing the shock of his illness, then some poems I'd been reading.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Poetry of the Penitent HeartSubscriber access only
The groundbreaking writer Anne Vaughan Lock worshipped with her pen.
Poetry of the Penitent Heart. For each poem, she wrote a unique translation of the biblical verse allowing her poetry to act as an expansion (a mini-sermon of sorts) of each Bible verse.
Opinion | Sexuality
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
Poetry paints a richer picture, as in “Ash Wednesday” by Anya Silver from Between Midnight and Dawn: Lent demands we slow down and reflect. So does cancer. So does poetry.
Opinion | Sexuality
Have We Forgotten the Power of Poetry?Subscriber access only
While Afghan women risk their lives for verse, we ignore it.
Opinion | Sexuality. Have We Forgotten the Power of Poetry? While Afghan women risk their lives for verse, we ignore it. Have We Forgotten the Power of Poetry? 0; tweet; link; email; print
Too Many Transitions Can Traumatize Our Kids
I know from experience what happens when children face moving, divorce, or other stressful life change—and how we can help them.
growing up inside The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and her longing for a sense of home. Find her poetry and musings here: writerjessarcher.com.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Universal Call to ‘Mothering Like Christ’
Childbirth illustrates the life-giving sacrifice of body, mind, and soul that applies to us all.
How astonishing that God uses it to bring life to the world. Jeannie Whitlock writes about travel, parenting, and poetry from the San Francisco Bay area.
Opinion | Pop Culture
15 Books That Are Good Enough to GiveSubscriber access only
Holiday book list: Her.meneutics writers recommend their favorites.
Liuan Huska. For the poetry lover in you: The Garbage Eater: Poems by Brett Foster. Brett Foster described poetry as a place to work out “the cries of
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why It’s So Hard to Resist Grieving on Social MediaSubscriber access only
We’d rather care imperfectly than appear like we don’t care at all.
Others will retreat in studios to edit photos or spread ink across a canvas. Others will write lines of poetry or prose in their diaries or in letters to the people they are most scared of losing.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Learning to Love My HatersSubscriber access only
How even the harshest criticism makes us better writers.
One day, an artist friend invited me to a poetry and storytelling show. I looked at the flyer and could not believe my eyes. There, scheduled to perform at the event, was Maryan.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Soul of Your Soles: Why Women Love ShoesSubscriber access only
Celebrating those 'bursts of beauty that defy the mundane.'
One shoe scholar says shoes are like sculptures. I think shoes might be likened to poetry. At their best, shoes, like poetry, are the perfect marriage of form and function.
Opinion | Sexuality
Advocating for a Daughter Stuck in the 'Shadow of Autism'Subscriber access only
Virginia Breen's daughter, Elizabeth, can't talk. How she reveals the love of God through poetry.
Virginia Breen's daughter, Elizabeth, can't talk. How she reveals the love of God through poetry. Opinion | Sexuality. How she reveals the love of God through poetry.
Opinion | Family
Debunking the Myth of the Instant Mom
4 realities of step-parenting
Charity Singleton Craig is a freelance writer and editor, serving as a content/copy editor for The High Calling, a contributing writer for Tweetspeak Poetry, and a staff writer for Curator
Opinion | Church
Kay Warren Remembers the ‘Radical Obedience’ of Elisabeth ElliotSubscriber access only
Elliot was a spiritual mentor for a generation of Jesus Freaks.
I voraciously gobbled up anything and everything she ever wrote. Her book in the mid-'70s Let Me Be a Woman—written to her only daughter, Val, as she got married, is absolute poetry.
Opinion | formertcwissue
Grace for Our DoubtsSubscriber access only
Author Micha Boyett believes questioning can be an act of faith
Writing poetry was the beginning for me, allowing me to feel the freedom to not have the perfect persona, to not be the “good Christian girl” that I thought the world expected me to be.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Playing God on PaperSubscriber access only
How composing 50,000 words of fiction deepened my appreciation for the Great Author.
were non-fiction. After all, we believe it is literal and historical, right? Poetry, figurative language, and parables not withstanding. When we privilege a
Opinion | Pop Culture
The Deeper Draw of YA Subscriber access only
Grown-up readers find a necessary reminder of our brokenness and vulnerability.
Andrews University in Scotland. She has published poetry in Catapult Magazine and Curator Magazine as well as articles on fairy tales and farm life at Art House America and Flourish.
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