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Wild Goose Festival 2011

Where do I begin?  What a wonderful event!  [Thanks to all the creators, organizers, speakers, and volunteers—it’s a job well done!] The Goose, modeled after the long-running Greenbelt Festival in the UK, was an attempt to gather people of all walks of life together, in one place, knowing not everyone would agree, but encouraging amicable […]

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It’s Really All About God

“I signed up for a movement that was standing still, with explorers who had already arrived, and for a revolution that had given up.” So says Samir Selmanovic in his book It’s Really All About God: Reflections of a Muslim Atheist Jewish Christian.  The worst part: he’s talking about Christianity. Here’s a book after my […]

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What 10 Books Have Influenced How You Look At the World?

We have winners for the two up-for-grab issues of Books & Culture, May/June 2010 issue! Renae and Lindsey.  Congratulations, you two!  If you’ll e-mail me at comment4elissa at gmail dot com and provide me with your addresses, I shall send them straightaway.  Happiest of reading to you. John Wilson, my editor at Books & Culture, […]

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Since I have an interfaith audience–which I’m ecstatic about–what I’m about to tell you will shock some, will be well-duh! to others. I’ve not attended church in over a year and a half.  [This may not seem outrageous to some of you, but you have to understand, churchgoing is not negotiable where I come from.  […]

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Spilling Open

Wow.  I just finished the most amazing book.  I’m eager to share it with Liliana when she’s old enough.  I think this would become one of those books that acts as Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret did for teenaged girls way back when.  What a relief, what a revelation–when you realize that someone […]

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