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Rachel Marie Stone

Rachel Marie Stone

Rachel Marie Stone has contributed to Christianity Today, Relevant, Books and Culture, The Christian Century, Sojourners, catapult/*cino, and other publications, including her local newspaper, The Suffolk Times. Her first book, Eat With Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food, will was released by InterVarsity Press in March 2013. In addition to writing, Rachel is a Presbyterian (USA) mission co-worker who lives in Malawi, Africa, with her husband and two sons. You can find her blogging on food, family, faith, birth, and justice at rachelmariestone.com, or find her her on Twitter at @Rachel_M_Stone.

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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.

Feeding the Pregorexia Epidemic

Our unhealthy expectations for new moms… and ourselves.

David Rakoff, My Rather Unlikely Kindred Spirit

Kindness, healing, and humor, all done in lyric.

Chains of Injustice

The heartbreaking reality for female inmates in the U.S.

Why Criticism Belongs in the Christian Blogosphere

There's a difference between critics and haters.

Bless These Hands That Instagram My Food

Michael Pollan and today's foodie culture make home cooking hip.

Immodesty All Over the Map

Putting breasts in cultural context.

Madonna's Humanitarian Diva Moment

Lessons from the singer's outburst in Malawi.

A Labor of Love: The Birth Doula

Caring for new moms starts in the delivery room.

Remembering Edith Schaeffer, the Evangelical in Pearls and Chanel No. 5

She helped us see art and beauty's place in Christian life.

Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit Models

How the beauty culture blasphemes our bodies.

Stop With All the Dangerous Childbirth Stories Already

Spoiler alert: Downton brings the drama.
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