The Broken Way

Ann Voskamp's style is hard for some people to take. Her books are prose poetry, and those who are interested in a strictly academic systematic theology will be disappointed. I find that her writing style is the most common criticism by people who don't like her books. I, however, love the way she writes. It's like an amalgam of T.S. Eliot and Bonhoeffer.

Another criticism I've heard of Voskamp is that her theology is heretical mysticism that perverts the gospel. I read one "discernment" blogger saying that she could hear the whispering of the serpent through Ann Voskamp's writing. I honestly don't get this one at all. I didn't find any trace of bad doctrine in this book at all. Maybe she emphasizes things in a different way than I would, maybe she uses non-standard theological vocabulary, but what she is presenting here is a pretty solid theology of suffering such as Martin Luther would have undoubtedly approved. She's also probably more well…

Thanksgiving Lexicon

With Thanksgiving on the way, I want to make sure everyone is clear on this point. Those breadcubes, baked in the oven with celery, onions, etc... that's called "stuffing". Even if you don't actually "stuff" the turkey with it, it's still called "stuffing". Many people persist in calling it "dressing". They are wrong.

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My husband and I just had this, um... discussion... recently.

It's not like we are newly weds and still thinking the way our mom made stuffing/dressing was correct. We've been married 34 years.

He calls it all stuffing. I say it is dressing and only stuffing if it is stuffed into a bird.

We'll probably have the same discussion on our 35th Thanksgiving together, God willing. :)
Erica said…
I'm going to comment over here too...and laugh at our relatives. *laughs*