It is so affirming to see my book on this Top 100 list from Publishers Weekly! Thank you for reading and engaging with the important topic of sexual abuse in faith communities. … [Read more...] about THE #METOO RECKONING named one of the 5 Best Religion Books of 2020 by Publishers Weekly!
Here's my latest book! Except it's seven years old. Back in 2013 I self-published a short e-book about riding a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I wanted to share this unforgettable experience with others, and I also liked the DIY part — learning the mechanics of publishing and using … [Read more...] about Republished my eBook: Grand Canyon by Mule
Later today I'm headed to Holy Cross Abbey for a week of silence. The guesthouse closed to the public in March and reopened at half capacity just two weeks ago -- so I'm taking a silent retreat originally scheduled for late April. I began doing monastic retreats in 2004 so they're part of my … [Read more...] about Even Silence Is Different During this Pandemic
There are so many things we can’t control right now, many of them truly awful: the progression of the virus, the upcoming election, the lack of justice for people of color. Last week I decided to take matters into my own hands with some pandemic cleaning. I cleaned out my pie safe. (Dare I admit … [Read more...] about Pandemic Cleaning: Pie Safe Edition
NOTE: I sent this story to my subscribers, along with some exclusive content. To join the list, sign up below! I send emails once a month. Last night I was reading about the Breonna Taylor verdict when my phone rang. Since the number was unknown, I let it go to voicemail. I don’t have a lot of … [Read more...] about A Wrong Number — a Gift in Dark Times
Read my conversation with Morgan Feddes, an editor at CCCU's Advance Magazine. If you came here from that interview, looking for your free copy of THE #METOO RECKONING, welcome! Who doesn't love a free book? Click here for the deal. … [Read more...] about CCCU Interview with Morgan Feddes
Do you have a small group that's looking for a meaty subject to dive into this fall? I have a special offer for you -- a quantity discount on my book, plus the chance to ask me questions about it. THE #METOO RECKONING takes on the problem of sexual abuse in churches -- specifically in mainline … [Read more...] about Special Offer!
I was a guest on Seth Price's podcast -- "Can I Say This at Church" -- last month. We had a lively discussion about the #MeToo movement and faith late one evening. The episode aired July 27, 2020. I hope you'll give it a listen and let me know what strikes you. You can also read the transcript … [Read more...] about Podcast — Can I Say This at Church? with Seth Price
#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 … [Read more...] about 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 … [Read more...] about Reviews of CHASING THE DIVINE IN THE HOLY LAND
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. … [Read more...] about 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 … [Read more...] about Like the First Easter