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The Disappearing Blog

By November 5, 2014 No Comments
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So…it’s the classic case of the “computer ate my blog.” Yep, almost done and then wiped out.  I’ll see if I can construct it for next time.

To fulfill my duty as a member of The 12, however, here’s a video one of my former students shared with me yesterday. A short discussion by Brene Brown (apologies–I am further oppressed by technology by being unable to correctly insert the accent in her name)–she of the TED talk on vulnerability fame.

Here she is discussing one thing she learned when she went back to church.  In a season of mourning for so many, I thought this was worth a watch. And a discussion, too.

Brene Brown Returns to Church (And Finds Jesus Weeping)

 

 

 

 

Jennifer L. Holberg

I’ve taught English at Calvin College since 1998–where I get to read books and talk about them for a living. What could be better? Along with my wonderful colleague, Jane Zwart, I am the co-director of the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing, which is the home of the Festival of Faith and Writing as well as a number of other exciting endeavors. Given my interest in teaching, I’m the founding co-editor of the Duke University Press journal Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture (and yes, I realize that that is a very long subtitle). I also do various administrative things across campus. As an Army brat, I’ve never lived anywhere as long as I’ve now lived in Grand Rapids. I count myself rich in friends and family. I enjoy kayaking and hiking. I collect cookbooks (and also like to cook), listen to all kinds of music, and watch all manner of movies and tv shows. I love George Eliot, Jane Austen, Marilynne Robinson, Dante, E.M. Delafield, Tennyson, Hopkins, and Charlotte Bronte (among others). And I have a bumper sticker on my car that says: “I’d rather be reading Flannery O’Connor.” Which is true.

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