Remembering Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley

Remembering Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley

   By Molly Connolly When I learned that bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley passed away last Thursday, it didn’t register initially. Only after a quick search did I realize that it was this man, whose voice The New Yorker called “inimitable”, who changed music for me as...
Tim McGraw and Religious Tolerance

Tim McGraw and Religious Tolerance

Some religions teach that there are many paths to God, and some teach that their path is the only way.  America has modeled unprecedented tolerance for religious faiths, no matter what they believe.  But this is no longer a given. My friend, Mark McKinnon, said that...
All God’s Creatures

All God’s Creatures

In many ways, the modern animal-welfare movement was birthed by evangelicalism and began with John Wesley. During most of the 18th century, animals played a central and visible role in most people’s lives. Animals were sources of food, clothing, and means of...
Executing Grace

Executing Grace

Our friend, speaker and activist, Shane Claiborne, just released his new book Executing Grace. We invite you to check out his website where you can purchase the book!     Executing Grace isn’t just a book. It’s the beginning of a movement that has the...
Movie Review: “Love and Friendship”

Movie Review: “Love and Friendship”

    You would be forgiven if you had never heard of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. There is good reason for that. One of the earliest pieces she ever wrote, Austen never submitted it for publication, and it only appeared in print when her nephew decided to publish...