In Susan Campbell's fundamentalist church, Christmas was an example of how far Christians had strayed from the Bible. The author of Dating Jesus recalls how her family observed Christmas without Baby Jesus.
14 posts from December 2008
Jay Wexler wants to see his friends, not just their kids, on the holiday cards in his mailbox.
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg discusses the darker history of Hanukah and how she's come to embrace the sometimes troubling aspects of faith.
Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, talks about what compelled her to share her family's story of relocation from their home in Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand to the United States.
Link Roundup: Gene Tests for Sports Talent, Geoffrey Canada on the Colbert Report, Bill Ayers on Hardball
Mark Hyman wonders what parents who test their kids genes for sports talent are expecting to do with that knowledge. Geoffrey Canada explains the Harlem Children's Zone to Stephen Colbert, who wonders if it's something like Gymboree. Bill Ayers discusses...
Jeremy Adam Smith looks at how kids deal with race and what parents can do to guide them.
Eboo Patel responds to the recent violence in Mumbai and finds a connection to Judaism during the Eid.
Rita Nakashima Brock looks at Christmas from a multi-religious perspective.
Bill Ayers spoke for himself on the op-ed pages of the New York Times this past weekend. Kai Wright's Drifting Toward Love was selected as an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human...
"Before we put this awful, sadomasochistic election campaign behind us, we need to deal with one of the most shameful parts of it — the treatment of Bill Ayers by both political parties." Brent Harold in the Cape Cod Times....
David Paul, co-author (with Craig Rennebohm) of Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, looks at the transformative force of approaching the world with kindness and compassion.
Midwife Patricia Harman compares the stories of two-women, one American and one Canadian, and their very different experiences with health care.
A link roundup of World AIDS day articles and blog posts.
Gobin Stair, former Director of Beacon Press, died last Wednesday, November 26, at the age of 96. Stair joined Beacon initially as Production Manager before taking over as Director in 1962, a position he held until his retirement in 1975....