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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.

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.

Let Boys be Boys: Play-Fighting May Actually Be Good for Kids

Differentiating between reality and the pretend violence of playtime

The Royal Baby and the Royal Pain of Pregnancy

Kate Middleton's pregnancy announcement reminds us what Mary endured before Jesus was born.

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.
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