Writing as Soulcraft

Our stories are precious things.  They flow through us—and out of us—in rivulets of nouns and verbs and all the other fragments of human speech that give life its form.  Language is how we enter the world—both literally as well as figuratively.  The Christian Bible tells us that “by the word of the Lord” creation was given shape and purpose.  Read more

Being right or being redemptive: What we can learn from Duck Dynasty-gate

Aight.  If you’ve just crawled out from under a rock, you’re hearing a lot of buzz around Phil Robertson, one of the stars of A&E’s popular reality show Duck Dynasty.  In an interview with Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Robertson expressed his opposition to homosexuality on the basis of scripture.  A&E has since suspended his contract. Read more