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Sabbath as Resistance

Sabbath as Resistance

Sojourners, a Christian publication focused on social justice, has published my latest article, Sabbath as Resistance. This article argues that Sabbath is an act of resistance against the systemic oppression and violence enabled by free markets and consumerism. Below is the editor’s note printed in 

Sabbath for Caregivers and Helpers

Sabbath for Caregivers and Helpers

Originally published in full at the Upper Room Ministries Blog. As a child, I was taught that Sunday is a time for the Divine, when replenishment and slowing down was a guilt-free and natural part of life. God “rested” on the seventh day, and called 

Facing Shame: How Writing My Memoir Became A Spiritual Journey

Facing Shame: How Writing My Memoir Became A Spiritual Journey

Guest blog post by Laura Whitfield, who is writing a memoir entitled, All the Faces Looking Back at Me. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband Stephen. You can follow Laura at laurawhitfield.com. People write memoir for many different reasons—as a way to 

One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation

One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation

What is it meditation? Can Christians meditate without being struck by lightning?

Gandhi on India

Looking at this land, I at any rate have grown disillusioned with Western civilization. They spend, their days in luxury or in making a bare living and retire at night thoroughly exhausted. In this state of affairs, I cannot understand when they can devote themselves