Monthly Archives: May 2017

Waging Holy War with the DSM-5

CW: fatphobia, eating disorders, IWL/diet talk Introduction “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”; this was the oft-repeated mantra of the doctor who once helped me lose over 30 pounds (after having already lost 40) in a little under three … Continue reading

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Recovering Ancient Understandings of Gluttony

Book Review/Reflection for Class: The God of Thinness: Gluttony and Other Weighty Matters by Mary Louise Bringle        Mary Louise Bringle lays out her book, The God of Thinness: Gluttony and Other Weighty Matters, after the fashion of … Continue reading

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Making Space for Mystics and Madness

Here’s another bit of writing from one of my classes this semester, this one from the Pastoral Care and Mental Illness course I’ve been taking.  This particular course has had some interesting overlap with another of my classes: Desert Discipleship, which … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eyes of Faith

Thursday, April 27, 2017 James Kenneth Echols Prize for Excellence in Preaching Event Augustana Chapel, Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago My friend Anna and I were finalists for our seminary’s annual preaching prize, and we both got to preach … Continue reading

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