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Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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My Church’s Lenten Challenge: Get a Tattoo

March 13, 2012 8:42 AM

“There are some things one can only believe singing,” author Lauren Winner told our small writing group. We were gathered in a large, sunny room at Laity Lodge, perched above the prettiest spot on the Rio Frio River in the...

Owning Redemptive Grief after the Ohio School Shooting

March 1, 2012 8:38 AM

As I delightfully absorbed the uncommon winter morning sunshine on my drive home from a medical appointment, I flipped on the radio—only to hear there’d been another school shooting. This time it was a few hours away in Chardon, Ohio....

Why a Funeral Is Not the Time to Rejoice

February 29, 2012 10:24 AM

A funeral is, most certainly, a time for reflecting on and being reminded of the Christian hope; the Book of Common Prayer calls for a prayer that asks God to confirm in each heart the ancient truths of our faith:...

Coveting Cover to Cover: Why I Gave Up Vogue for Lent

February 23, 2012 8:45 AM

My junior year of college, I gave up Vogue for Lent. Some people fast for forty days. Some give up sugar, or pray for someone daily, or get really crazy and give up Facebook. I gave up a pretentious, ad-filled,...

Marriage, War, and Lent: Practicing Love During Separation

February 22, 2012 8:56 AM

Among other heart-shaped headlines last week, the world’s most famous newlyweds spent their first married Valentine’s Day separated by an ocean, courtesy of a military deployment. This was week two of what’s expected to be six weeks solo for Kate...

The Praying Artist: God Is My Editor

April 13, 2011 11:58 AM

Prayer is one of those disciplines we often approach like going to the gym: either do it big, time-wise, or not at all. But with “prayer time” often looking like prolonged concentration and bodily stillness, it can be difficult to...

The Praying Pedestrian: A Lenten Discipline

April 7, 2011 9:00 AM

In the nondenominational Bible churches of my youth, Lent was considered a "Catholic thing." But as I’ve attended PCA churches in my adulthood, I’ve gained appreciation for the church calendar and, in particular, this pre-Easter season of penitence. Observing Lent...

The Charlie Sheen Has Worn Off

March 11, 2011 11:15 AM

For the past few months, Charlie Sheen has given our distraction-hungry culture a particularly delectable snack. “Hey look over here!” he grins. His grandiose, self-delusional bragging, his unapologetic hedonism, and his remarkable ability — whether it’s a result of mental...

Caught between the Easter Bunny and the Empty Grave

April 1, 2010 10:52 AM

For two weeks now, our kids have been singing, “Hosanna!” Penny, our 4-year-old, sings the whole song: “Hosanna to the King of Kings!” William, 20 months old, just repeats this new, favorite word. We went for a walk yesterday afternoon,...

Why I'm Giving Up Counting Calories for Lent

February 17, 2010 9:44 AM

As one of the 40 percent of Americans who makes New Year’s resolutions, in January I started going to a local gym three times a week. Wanting to stay active during Chicago’s long winter, I soon saw those lectures about...


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