Three great questions to ponder

After you read Mark 2:1-12, think about these questions:

With regard to the paralytic’s friends:

Which people do you know who need to be brought to Jesus?

With regard to the paralytic himself:

What areas of your life need Jesus’ healing?

With regard to the crowd:

In what ways do you hope to witness or observe Jesus’ power?

Written by Ann Boyd, January 2011, for microchurch

The Loss of Brown’s Woods: A Letter to Scott Russell Sanders

Review of A Conservationist Manifesto, by Scott Russell Sanders (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009).

A version of this review first appeared in print in The Common Review 8, no. 3 (Winter 2010): 42-44. (TCR unfortunately does not make its content available online).

See below for a letter to the editor taking issue with this review, and my response. Continue reading The Loss of Brown’s Woods: A Letter to Scott Russell Sanders

Nineteenth-century literary props

That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I have ever met with. The big bow-wow I can do myself like any one going; but the exquisite touch which renders commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me. Continue reading Nineteenth-century literary props