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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.

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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.

Should Christians Take Antidepressants?: A Response

I've never heard Christians protest relieving the pain of childbirth. So why would they protest relieving major depression?

Why My Kids (Mostly) Don't Watch TV

Children need to interact with creation, not just observe it.

Adoption: A Long and Winding Journey

Like our adoption into God's family, earthly adoption can be complex and costly.

When Child Discipline Becomes Abuse

Inside the book that has recently been cited in three cases of child murder.

The Saving Grace of a Shared Meal

Recovering a lost tradition in Jesus' name.

Spanking in the Spirit?

In 'Corporal Punishment in the Bible', William Webb says pro-spankers like James Dobson and Wayne Grudem are less jot-and-tittle than they realize.

Inviting Christ to the Dinner Table

A conversation with theologian Norman Wirzba, author of 'Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating'.
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