Posts tagged "conversion"
The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Speak Out!

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Speak Out!

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly .
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

By Joe McKnight One name kept repeating itself: Iyad ag-Ghali, leader of Ansar Dine. It seems to me his story, and his political role, may be one that ends up profoundly altering Mali's future.

The Urgency and the Lunacy

A Q&A with biographer Deborah Baker, author of The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, released last month by Greywolf Press. by Ashley Baxstrom When biographer Deborah Baker came across a collection of letters at the New York Public Library, she opened a window into a particularly complex life. The letters told the...

147th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Conversion

Oh dear. It comes around every year. The anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, given four months after the Battle of Gettysburg by President Abraham Lincoln; proof that the Republican, influenced for much of his life by Enlightenment ideas, finally, while standing on the death-place of 50,000 soldiers, gave it over to "orthodox...

Anglican Schism and the Future of Christian Communities

At the end of a brief post yesterday about failure of bishops to solve the potential schism that ordination of women may cause in the Anglican communion, Joanna Brooks asks this question: "Will diverging perspectives on gender and sexuality determine the shape of the 21st-century Christian world?" It's a question that only begs more:  Does...

Too Much Pot, Too Much Beer

Revealer contributor Patton Dodd gets a starred review from Publishers Weekly for his first book, My Faith So Far: A Story of Conversion and Confusion. It’s Slacker meets Thomas Merton, and better than both. From Publishers Weekly: MY FAITH SO FAR: A Story of Conversion and Confusion Patton Dodd. Jossey-Bass, $21.95 (208 p) ISBN 0-7879-6859-5 Too much pot. Too many beers. Tired of lying to...