Saturday, October 19, 2013


...but not the last post from me. I'll continue reviewing books on my other blog, Lively Dust, as well as for various other publications such as Christian Century and Books & Culture.

I've been blogging at Lively Dust since 2008 on a wide range of topics, including
  • food and wine
  • health and health care
  • public policy and social justice
  • the news of the day
  • books of all sorts
  • other reflections on being human
Lively Dust refers to the Hebrew creation story in Genesis 2, where humankind is created from the dust of the earth and God’s own breath. We humans are, and are meant to be, lively dust--equally, inseparably, and forever matter and spirit.

As material beings, we are born, grow up, find mates, build homes, have offspring, find and eat food, get sick, care for one another, and eventually die.

As spiritual beings, we ponder how to spend our lives, how the world is and how we wish it were, how people act and how they ought to act. We invent religions and politics and ethics. We imagine paintings and novels and music and recipes.

Lively Dust is positioned where humans live, at the crossroads of body and spirit.

I hope you'll join me at Lively Dust. If you like what you see there, you can sign up for emailed notifications whenever there's a new post.

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