Some Reflections on the Influence of Power of Creativity in the Religious Studies Classroom

In a day and age which brings more and more cultures closer together, processes of globalization, too, yoke religion and religious belief to closer points of contact and, of course, conflict. Yet as we live in a multicultural and thus multi-religious environment, religious literacy is alarmingly low as Diana Eck would note of Christians in … More Some Reflections on the Influence of Power of Creativity in the Religious Studies Classroom

Conservative Christians: Consistent with Gospel or Modern Day Pharisees?

  Seven months have passed since my last blog post on the subject of religion and as I listen to 2016 Republican Presidential candidates speak about God, Jesus, and Christianity, I cringe. Ted Cruz (scary guy that he is) said recently “I’m Christian first, American second” and Pope Francis (quite correctly in my opinion) questioned … More Conservative Christians: Consistent with Gospel or Modern Day Pharisees?

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many … More 2015 in review

Presence in Absence

So I’d been out of writing flash for about the past three months, but could not not participate in this, the last Flash!Friday contest. Twas sad news indeed to learn Rebekah P. was shutting down what I have found in the past year and a half a wonderful place to push myself in writing and, … More Presence in Absence

Text I’ll

Here’s my latest from Flash!Friday 3-36, for which I won Special Mention, specifically a “Scream Award for Horrifying Phone Communication Award”. This week’s stories had to include two story elements from The Great Gatsby. I chose the elements of character–jealous husband (I did boyfriend) and theme–obsession. Going out 2nite? –Babysitting remember? Jonny coming over 4 a … More Text I’ll

The House in the Woods (First Runner Up)

So here’s my latest from the Cracked Flash Fiction Competition, for which I won first runner up. The prompt was the following dialogue: “Well, this just got awkward.” “There’s a corpse on the floor. Of course it got awkward.” “Well, this just got awkward.” “There’s a corpse on the floor—Princess! Come next to mommy. Of … More The House in the Woods (First Runner Up)