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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 Gospel Lessons of 'Call the Midwife'

The new BBC drama shows what it takes to serve the least of these.

Primetime Pregnancy: Why We Need Birthing Films

Most women go into birth not knowing what to expect. Why birthing videos can help.

Are Pregnant Women Who Have Birth Plans 'Selfish?'

Debunking the belief that pregnant women should sit back and be grateful for whatever happens on the big day.

Love Your Neighbor. Get Your Vaccines.

How getting routine shots benefits not just you but your entire community.

Lusting After Asparagus?: Our Culture's Food Porn Problem

What's wrong with ogling beautifully shot images of filet mignon and other rich foods? A lot, actually.

The Unnoticed Merits of Having a Midwife During Pregnancy

More than a "status symbol," midwives are an answer to the increased medicalization of birth.

Why Women Today Are Eating Their Own Placentas

Scripture and church tradition are silent on the practice. But they aren't silent about our need for community.

In Defense of Sarcasm & Humor: A Response to the Earnest

Why Christians can appreciate a good dose of laughter along with a serious sensibility.

When Our Sexual Stories Go Off the Christian Map

Amy Frykholm's 'See Me Naked' tells the stories of nine Christians (including the author) struggling to reconcile their sexuality and their beliefs.

Why Marilynne Robinson, Narrative Calvinist, Doesn't Fear Fox News

Our current political and religious climate betrays a fear of other people and impending threat, says the author of 'Gilead'.

Channeling the Mama Bear Effect to Fight Child Abuse

Blue Sunday is an opportunity for the church to take a stand.

Kay Warren Talks to CT about Her Battle with Depression

Why the Saddleback Church co-founder's newest book says happiness isn't enough.

Shaming Children for Eating Snacks: How Not to Fight Childhood Obesity

The Bible suggests food is a gift from God—even when we're trying to lose weight.

Five-Senses Spirituality: Why Our Whole Bodies Need God

'Awaken Your Senses' teaches Christians to know the Father through our flesh.

Breastfeeding in Church, and Other Petty Crimes

The act of breastfeeding is a picture of the care God gives us.

Why a Funeral Is Not the Time to Rejoice

We can let this season of Lent be Lent, so that Easter can be Easter.

John Piper and the Rise of Biblical Masculinity

Why many church leaders are tempted to confuse cultural norms with biblical truth.

A Word to Michelle Duggar's Critics: What it Means to Publicly Grieve a Miscarriage

In a culture that doesn't have rituals for mourning a miscarriage, the Duggars' memorial service may become a helpful model.
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