Mom, Writer, Activist, Dreamer…
I'm a follower of the way of Christ, stumbling through my faith journey and simply trying to seek justice in this world. I've worked as a telemarketer, librarian, substitute teacher, children's pastor, and church planter – but I spend my time these days taking care of my kids, making my way through seminary, and trying to squeeze in time to write. I live in the fabulous Austin, TX with my husband Mike and two kids, Emma and Aidan. I'm a huge sci-fi/fantasy geek, wannabe foodie, Ren-Faire addict, and bookworm. I am the author of Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices (IVP, 2009) and The Hunger Games and the Gospel: Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God (Patheos Press, 2012).
I love thinking out loud here on the blog – its my personal way of shoring fragments against my ruin so to speak. So this is a blog about what matters to me – faith, justice, the emerging church, history, politics, gender equality, good books, geek stuff and whatever else I feel like writing about. Read it, agree or disagree as you will, and join in on the conversation.
And since everyone asks about the name… It is of course inspired by the Zen question "what is the sound of one hand clapping?" It's one of those questions that has no right answer, but simply exists to be meditated upon. Of course answers range from "meaningless nothingness" to "the same as two hands clapping" to "sound and truth unable to be perceived by traditional means." All of which could metaphorically apply to this blog. But the name is also personal in a very literal sense. I was born missing my left arm below the elbow, so I simply just have one hand. So what you get here truly is the sound of one hand clapping.
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