Category Archive: Religion

Fiction Friday: Chapter 10

Read previous chapters here. Chapter 10 Soledad had been taught to pray. Pilar attended Mass each week and made sure all of her children received their first communions in a special way. In… Continue reading

Saving Alex, Saving Our Gay Brothers and Sisters

I had lunch with a new friend at a sushi place in Salt Lake City a few days ago. He had been a student of mine last semester, and now that school is… Continue reading

History Lessons

From July of 2013 to August of 2015, I worked in a history library as an intern for a remarkable scholar who has become one of my dearest friends. Her name is Jenny,… Continue reading

Religious Journeying

I have learned a lot about faith in the last few years. Events in my religious community have caused me to examine my own beliefs and to study and ponder more on the… Continue reading

God Marks a Hero Differently than the World Does: Jesus Feminist

I began reading Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women (2013) with the impression that I was going to learn about how Jesus was a feminist.  After all, my… Continue reading

We Are All Cains Who Mayest: East of Eden

East of Eden (1952) by John Steinbeck may be one of the greatest books ever written, yet I didn’t appreciate it or recognize it as such the first time I read it several… Continue reading

Hemingway Week: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Although loss of faith is characteristic of the Modernist era, Ernest Hemingway does not shy away from using religious themes in his novels.  One of the most striking examples is the use of… Continue reading

A Memoir of Being a Librarian with Tourette’s

I need to come right out and say that I’m biased about this book.  I am friends with the author, and to see his work in print through a major publishing company, finally,… Continue reading

I Laughed, I Cried, I Rejoiced!

I’ve been on a journey to find people like me.  People who think like me, feel like me, and write like me.  People who care like I do and for what I do.… Continue reading