The Illusion-Shattering Space: an interview with Erin Lane


Erin Lane has helped create two books I’ve loved—first, she helped edit Talking Taboo, a collection of essays by women getting honest about faith. And then she wrote a memoir called Lessons in Belonging From a Church-Going Commitment Phobe. Guys, it’s well-worth the read—an honest, quiet memoir of our fraught trek to church on Sundays. I was so pleased […]

Trusting the Church After Abuse: For Her.meneutics

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Earlier this summer, the Mennonite Church USA held its annual conference. The unofficial theme was something no organization wants to print on promotional materials. Over and over, Anabaptist leaders at the gathering repented of the denomination’s complicity in their most famous theologian’s sexual abuse. John Howard Yoder is thought to have victimized nearly 100 women during his […]

Bad organizations dehumanize people. Sometimes good ones do too.


You know what I don’t want to read about on the Internet? I don’t want to read about a Planned Parenthood administrator calmly discussing harvesting body parts from abortions while she sips wine. I just don’t. Look, I like Planned Parenthood. I wish more Christians supported it. Yes, I know they provide abortions. But they also provide […]

Peace is a tough-britches choice

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I am a creature of habit. Every morning, I browse one of my four usual advice columns as I eat two eggs, toast and tea. I tackle the same chores on the same days of the week. I love the second in a series of murder mysteries because by the second book, I know what […]