Racism, Disability and the Desire for Perfection: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible takes its readers to the Congo/Zaire with its main characters, Nathan and Orleanna Price and their four daughters, Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May. The Price's are Southern Baptist missionaries from Georgia, who set out in 1959 to enlighten the Congolese by bringing them Jesus. When they arrive to the little village,… Continue reading Racism, Disability and the Desire for Perfection: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)

In the second half of Simone Weil's, Waiting for God, there are several extensive essays on the love of God. While the first essay on school studies might seem out of place; it is in keeping with her main focus, but approached from the point of view of our love for God, rather than God's… Continue reading Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)

The End of Romanticism: THE COURSE OF LOVE by Alain de Botton

I came across Alain de Botton at Onbeing.org. [Side Bar: I have decided listening to Krista Tippett interviews is healthier and more helpful -- not just for my sanity but for thoughtful engagement with the world -- than seeking out news. It is not that I want to remain ignorant or live in my own little world;… Continue reading The End of Romanticism: THE COURSE OF LOVE by Alain de Botton