Interviews

My First White Friend: Interview with Patricia Raybon

A couple of years ago, I was in charge of curating a shelf about race at a local bookstore. The project excited me but wasn’t sure where to begin. I reached out to people I knew who were passionately at…

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Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent

I ordered Enuma Okoro’s book, Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent, sight unseen on the internet several years ago. It has become a treasured yearly companion, giving me space to process waiting, worry, doubt, and what it means when…

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Interview with Amy Peterson | Dangerous Territory: My Misguided Quest to Save the World

Who was your favorite missionary growing up? Who is your favorite missionary these days? When I was a child, my favorite missionary was absolutely Amy Carmichael. She shared my name, she shared my desire to serve God wholeheartedly, and she…

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Feeling Orphaned with Kelley Nikondeha

Kelley Nikondeha’s new book Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World is partly her personal experience (she is both an adopted child, and a mother to two adopted children), partly her thoughtful study of adoption in Scripture, and…

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Immigration, the Bible, and the Church: Interview with Matthew Soerens

Perhaps now, more than ever, we need balanced discourse on the issues that divide our nation. Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang Yang, both employees of World Relief, have added a book to that discourse, Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion &…

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Looking for Freedom and Security

Growing up as the daughter of immigrants I often heard stories of how and why my parents made their way to the U.S. I was fascinated by the sense of adventure with which my dad would tell us about escaping…

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Permission to Have Doubts: Interview with Andrea Lucado

Andrea Lucado has always been a person of faith. She grew up in Texas, the daughter of a pastor. Faith was one certain thing in her life. But when she moved to Oxford to complete her Master’s degree, suddenly, things…

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The Role of Therapy in the Christian Life

A mutual friend connected me to Laurel Justice, an artist and psychotherapist working in Colorado Springs. Laurel considers it a joy to journey with others to facilitate movement towards freedom and flourishing for each client. She counsels couples and individuals…

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Scared of Going to Hell: Interview with Maggie Rowe

I was saved nine times in second grade. I went to a fundamentalist Christian school and often after the Bible lesson, my teacher, Mrs. Clupper, would ask a simple question. “Would any students like to come up front and pray…

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Interview with Laura Werezak, Author of Attend

I’m excited to talk with Laura Werezak, author of the book Attend: Forty Soul Stretches Toward God. You can listen to our conversation here or read the transcript below.   Briana Meade: Attend is a book for anyone who is…

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