New today: Amy Frykholm reviews Toni Morrison, Phyllis Tickle’s reading for a dark night of the soul, blogging the lectionary

April 13, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 135; Daniel 6:1-281 John 2:12-17

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Edward Thomas Demby and Henry Beard Delany (Episcopal calendar), Richard de Bury, Avvakum, George Frideric Handel

New today from the Century

The Proust of Norway, by Will Willimon. Karl Ove Knausgaard forced me to cancel six months of my life in order to fixate on 30 years of his.

Amy Frykholm reviews Toni Morrison's book God Help the Child. In her 11th novel Toni Morrison returns to the foundation of most of her fiction: childhood and its traumatic effects.

Living with selfhood, by Phyllis Tickle. When I was 13, my pastor slipped me Glenn Clark's The Soul's Sincere Desire. Within three pages, I knew I had a soul.

Blogging Toward Sunday: Burned in solidarity, by Isaac S. Villegas. Easter doesn’t forget what happened on Good Friday. No, instead, the resurrection of the lynched Christ reveals our complicity in the horror of violence and beckons us into a posture of repentance.

My classroom is not a safe space, by Adam Copeland. If a classroom is truly welcoming of all perspectives, creeds, and personalities, it can never be a place void of danger. In fact, when classrooms get too safe they can become stale, boring, and unwelcoming of true learning.


Jesus allergies, by Drew Hart. The discipleship-to-Jesus allergy results in Christians who love talking about Jesus, but reject participating in the subversive kingdom life that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John bore witness to.

In the news

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In the CCblogs network 

Confession of faith, sung, by Beth Merrill Neel


When your allegiance lies elsewhere, by David Williams

You don’t need to tell me you don’t agree, by Cindy Brandt

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