At 12:15 every Thursday for the next 10 weeks, students will throw a party. Not the drunken orgies of Animal House. These students will decorate a tired classroom in a rainy city with all sorts of color. They’ll cook everything from fried donuts to lentil stew to three-cornered cookies. They’ll hide matzah, ceremoniously light candles, fill […]
Jack Levison is a regular religion blogger for The Huffington Post, touching on subjects ranging from snake handling to fatherhood to jelly beans.
Like the Parson’s Patch on Facebook. Facebook sent this to me. Then it gave me two options: Like Page or View Page. “Like or dislike” I would have understood. “View or ignore,” too. But “like or view?” I cocked my head, furrowed my brow, and puzzled. Is this what my life — your life, as well — has come […]
On Election Day, voters in Maine, Minnesota, Washington and Maryland will decide the future of same-sex marriage. Many of them will cast their vote based upon what they think the Bible teaches about same-sex marriage. But how many actually know? The disparity between conviction and knowledge is what I like to call the Lynn Westmoreland […]
Last week a recent college graduate stayed with us. Her parents, born and raised in Vietnam, spent time in a refugee camp in Cambodia, then came to Seattle, where her mother gives manicures and pedicures and her father is a landscaper. Talking with her reminded me of a trip my wife Priscilla and I took […]
I was driving into downtown Seattle when I heard the news of Randy “Mack” Wolford’s death on National Public Radio, in a British accent no less. Randy, a snake-handler in West Virginia, had died — bitten by a snake and poisoned. Mack had a spare room full of poisonous snakes, and he used to lie […]