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In case you missed it

By February 11, 2015 No Comments

I’ve been laid low by the flu.

So today I commend to you two things that you may have missed–and should take a moment to check out.

1. Mary Oliver’s recent conversation with Krista Tippett.  Oliver is seldom interviewed, and this conversation is a delight.

2. Shauna Niequist’s piece, “Burn the Candles.” Niequist’s defense of gift-giving–and why we need to receive gifts with more celebration–is spot-on.  And an encouragement to embrace just how loved we are.


Jennifer L. Holberg

I am professor and chair of the Calvin University English department, where I have taught a range of courses in literature and composition since 1998. An Army brat, I have come to love my adopted hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 also the founding co-editor of the Duke University Press journal Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture. My book, Nourishing Narratives: The Power of Story to Shape Our Faith, was published in July 2023 by Intervarsity Press.

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