What I’m Into [March 2013]

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I’m linking up for the first time ever! Linking with Leigh Kramer. Let’s see how this goes.

 

Devoured:

 

Found The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck in a corner on a shelf at HalfPrice Books. Never read any Steinbeck before. Never knew how hilarious he was!

 

I was lucky to get an advanced copy of Jeff Chu’s Does Jesus Really Love Me. Really enjoyed the pilgrimage, Jeff doesn’t try to make himself front and center at all, allows us to see through his eyes. Here’s my review.

 

Others:

 

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Cross Roads by William Paul Young

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

 

Next on the List:

 

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolf

Both Flesh and Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Blog Browsing:

 

Reconstructing the Bridge Metaphor- Addie Ziermann

I emailed Addie after I read this because it was one of those pieces that hits you smack dab in the heart where all the troubles are taking place. I read and reread this post. It made me feel normal and comforted.

 

I’m Learning to Like My Anger- Emily Maynard

As someone who is non confrontational and gets guilty whenever I flip out about something or some person, this was a really relatable read. I wrote something similar here.

 

Response to Christy McFerren- Kevin Shoop

Myself and other LGBT Christians are always quite uncomfortable when reparative therapy is promoted because we know exactly what it means for the desperate and scared in the closet: False Hope—er, damaging hope. A therapy that leads to suicide and depression dressed in happiness and freedom and God. Here Kevin, with more grace than I can muster, responds.

 

Others:

 

Open Theism Timeline- Tom Lukashow, Reknew

The Blame Game- Laura Statesir, The Marin Foundation

Getting it Right- Brent Bailey, OddManOut

Nailed it, GaySubtlety

Tonal Shift: Getting it Right, David McFarlane, Gay Christian, Very Anxious

Unending Conflict, Unending Forgiveness, Steph Spencer, Everyday Awe

 

Some of my March Posts:

 

Waffles and Shoveling

When God is Gone

Grace to Breathe

Open Letter to the Closeted

The Rubber Band

Runaway Easter

 

And thaaaaat is what I’ve been into!

RR