In a recent episode of the NBC show This Is Us, pre-teen daughter, Kate, asks her dad, “Am I fat?” This question appeared in teasers for the episode before it aired and my husband Chad and I talked about it before viewing the full show. What’s the right answer? What if our future children ask … More What to Tell Our Girls: Am I Fat?
As March rolled in, I introduced Blood Brothers for The Red Couch Book Club at SheLoves Magazine. You can read my post and the discussion post by Annie Rim at SheLoves Magazine. In my own commitment to writing about the intersection of faith and media, faith and communication, I also wanted to offer some further thoughts on … More Framing Conflict, and More “Blood Brothers”
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 1:1-4 As someone … More Communication as Ritual
My fascination with stories and words started a long time ago. I was a child captivated by movies and books. When I got to college, I majored in French Language and Communication: Film Studies. My studies were all about expression, dialogue, storytelling — words and words and words. I took courses in mass media, film … More At the Intersection of Faith & Communication
In just over a month, I’ll be starting my second semester of my graduate degree in communication. In my first semester, I took a course called Globalization, Media & Social Change. It focused on the effects of technology on our media interactions, globally and on an individual level, and the way we pursue activism and … More Smalls Steps Toward Justice
I love movies. I’ve always loved movies. And I love watching the Academy Awards. Chad and I try to do something special every year, whether attend a friend’s Oscar party, go out to a party, or host our own. This is the second year in a row we’ll be hosting our own, complete with ballots … More #AskHerMore
I can’t remember if we decided to focus on peace before or after we found out the Nobel Peace Center is in Oslo, but whichever, it was one of the things I was looking forward to most on our trip Norway. The Novel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo each year, unlike all the other … More Norway: Peace, #BeDemocracy
I remember seeing the “coming soon” poster for the movie “Noah” months ago in a theater. I remember looking at it with my husband, seeing it was not a “Christian” movie, and thinking, is this going to be okay? Is this going to be okay for Christians? And then the previews started and the marketing … More Appreciating “Noah”