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  • #2. Review by C. Christopher Smith at Englewood Review of Books on 5/17/17. from the review: What I love most about this memoir is that it is a gift, primarily for her daughters, but by extension to other young women and ultimately Christian culture in general.  Purity-culture theology has real-world, damaging  consequences, and Ruth Everhart… [Continue Reading]

    Reviews of RUINED
  • #4. Review by Lois Sibley at Reviewing Religious Books (her blog) on 5/24/13. from the review: When Ruth Everhart was invited to participate in a ten-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she thought about it for awhile. As Presbyterian minister of a church in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, busy with both family and church, she… [Continue Reading]

  • A very personal essay about mothers and mortality. How can we celebrate Eastertide during a time of COVID-19? In the May 5, 2020 print edition of Christian Century, online here.

    What Language Can I Borrow?
  • Content Warning: Stillbirth Yesterday was Good Friday. Instead of working on a sermon or reading scripture to follow Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, I spent hours on the phone with my elderly mother, trying to help her master Zoom technology. The hours felt as sacred as any Good Friday observance. I want my mother to… [Continue Reading]

    Like the First Easter
  • Be part of the conversation as Anita Lustrea and I discuss justice, feminism and faith, including: why I wrote about the #MeToo movement, why we all have resistance to the subject why the equality of women matters what anger is good for how Jesus sees women how purity culture affects all of us, and why… [Continue Reading]

    Podcast — Faith Conversations with Anita Lustrea

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