Category: Writing

Deeply Rooted Magazine | Issue 12: The Calling

Deeply Rooted, Issue 12: The Calling is out! This issue is every bit as beautiful as its predecessors and features a wealth of rich theological articles, as well as beautifully written, practical pieces. Hunter Beless […]

“Abide: On the Spiritual Disciplines” | Deeply Rooted

“Not long after my conversion, I bought two things I thought necessary to the Christian life: a cross necklace, which I nestled among my studded chokers, and a Bible cover wrapped in pink fur.” I […]

Deeply Rooted Magazine | Issue 11: Wisdom

The newest issue of Deeply Rooted arrived at my house last week, and since then I’ve loved flipping through its pages, sampling articles and admiring artwork. I’m anticipating a nap time some day in the near […]

“Through the Waters” | Deeply Rooted

“I had read books about childbirth, books that described contractions as “waves”—manageable ones, if you had the right attitude—and birth as a warm, glowy experience best concluded with champagne. But when I went into labor […]

“The Savior and the Saved” | Deeply Rooted

“On Easter Sunday when I was 17, one thought appeared unbidden and would not be chased away: Maybe I’ll pray this morning. I attended church only by parental decree. I wore knee-high Doc Martens and […]

“Whatever is Pure and Lovely” | Story Warren

So. I spent a year writing two different articles—two very different articles. I spent a year tinkering with one of them, altering this sentence and then that one, cutting passages and pasting them elsewhere or—in […]

“4 Tips For Connecting With the Moms in Your Church” | Tirzah

“Before I had children, I didn’t know what to make of mothers. I was a new wife in a church full of young families and students, and though I had plenty of opportunities to meet […]

“To Dust You Shall Return” | Deeply Rooted

“Ash Wednesday admits the dark into an otherwise well-lit space. We dim the lights—no, we shut them off. And in their place, we light candles, but around the candles’ contained glow is shadow. That shadow […]

“In the Beginning” | Deeply Rooted

“When we tell the Christmas story, we often begin like this: ‘Once, there was a girl named Mary.’ Or ‘Once upon a time in a manger.’ Even the gospels open with things that happened here […]