Loving the God of Little Things

Thank God for the small comforts and consolations that pierce us to the heart with joy—the little things.

Persuasion 228 | What We Make of Destiny

If the will of God is certain, do our daily actions matter? Erin and Hannah explore the role of destiny and free will in this episode of Persuasion.

Persuasion 227 | What We Make of Our Mistakes

Erin and Hannah explore various ways we respond to our own mistakes and failures.

Persuasion 226 | What We Make of Our Stories

What stories do we tell others about ourselves? What stories do we inherit? Erin and Hannah discuss in this episode of their fall series.

Persuasion 225 | What We Make of Others

We cannot escape our connections to others and the way these connections shape who we are and who we will become.

Persuasion 224 | What We Make of Our Suffering

How we react to suffering—our own and others’—reveals much about what we truly believe.

Persuasion 223 | What We Make of Our Time

Ambition sways and fools us into believing that our motives for success are pure.

Persuasion 222 | What We Make of Ourselves: A Read-Along Series

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson dig into what we’ve gotten wrong about Frankenstein and how the author’s life shaped the work.

Persuasion 221 | Imposter Syndrome (but with books)

If you’ve ever felt like an imposter when it comes to be well-read, this conversation is for you.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: You Are Seen (Episode 8)

In a variety of ways, The Mysterious Benedict Society series is more emotive and less disciplined than its print counterpart.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Go! (Episode 7)

In The Mysterious Benedict Society,“going” isn’t intrinsically good or bad: it depends on how you are going…and whom you are going with.

Book(s) of Strange New Things: How Missionary-in-Space Novels Invite Us to Reckon with Catastrophe and Faith

The Book of Strange New Things invites us to reckon with the reality of our shifting, ever-uncertain faith.

My Last Name, Timeless Rhythms, and the Grace of Memory

What I discovered in My Last Name is a story that has continued to help me process not just the grief and disillusionment of these last several months, but diagnose some of our current cultural ills, as well. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Truth Be Told (Episode 6)

The Mysterious Benedict Society poses deep, perhaps insoluble, questions related to the subject of truthfulness.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Unity, Not Uniformity (Episode 5)

The Mysterious Benedict Society insists that true unity proceeds through difference, not in spite or in opposition to difference.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: It’s the Little Things (Episode 4)

The Mysterious Benedict Society episode “A Whisper, Not a Shout” shares with its source material an emphasis on the importance of small, seemingly insignificant acts.