The Next Page: Freedom in Christ or ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck’?

The more we know who we are in Christ, the more we know where to invest ourselves—and that’s a tremendously freeing way to care.

The Next Page: ‘Gut’ and the (Sometimes Metaphorical) Body of Christ

The point of both Enders’ book and the passage from 1 Corinthians is even that which is underrated is essential.

The Next Page: Joy and Capitalism in ‘Face Paint’

How we wear makeup is always tied up in what kind of women we’re “supposed” to be.

The Next Page: Reading the Celebrity Lives of Mindy Kaling and Queen Victoria

Reading biography with grace.

The Next Page: ‘The Toymaker’s Apprentice’ and Seeing ‘The Nutcracker’ Anew

The Toymaker’s Apprentice works as a revision of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker, and both stories can help us to see Christmas itself in new ways.

The Next Page: This Is Your Brain on Screens

It’s part of my Christian responsibility to be a wise steward of my time as well as my body.

The Next Page: An Examination of Conscience in ‘Manners & Mutiny’

Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series and lessons in friendship.

The Next Page: ‘The Unmapped Sea’, Jane Eyre, and Reading Revisions

The whole reason I reread is that a good book is never quite the same each time.

The Next Page: A Graceful Reading of Philippa Gregory’s ‘The Taming of the Queen’

Whether we know it or not, we female Christian bloggers stand upon the shoulders of giants like Kateryn Parr.

The Next Page: Community and Creativity in Reading ‘The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings’

A reminder that the struggle for creativity amid daily toil is both ordinary and worthwhile.

The Kiddy Pool: Monkey Kingdom and The Gaze

‘Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate’: Authentic Faith and Confused Consumerism

Does the hand-crafted movement shape faith to culture or shape culture to faith?

The Kiddy Pool: Wolf Hall and Ordinary People

The Kiddy Pool: The Ideology of Egg Hunts

“I wonder, ultimately, if it’s not really even about egg hunts”

The Kiddy Pool: The Shepherd’s Voice

I wonder if the problem is a lack of clarity in God’s voice or my own failure to listen.

The Kiddy Pool: Frozen Fever, Cinderella, and Servanthood