Literature as Sacrament: thoughts birthed from grief

Three weeks before graduation, my boyfriend of four years broke up with me. Bad timing, of course, but is there ever a good time to get dumped? At the time I was knee-deep in reading[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.

The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (or, “thank you / for the goddamn birds singing!”)

Yesterday (Monday) is my one big, long intense work day. I’m an assistant instructor (kind of like a TA) at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, my alma mater, for a class called Faith,[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.

The First (but not really) Sunday of Ordinary Time

I’ve begun bringing poetry to my church for the season of Ordinary Time. (The season gets a late start at Wits’ End because we observe a Sabbath month in August.) I’m particularly excited about this[…]

About Lauren Sawyer

I am an assistant instructor at a graduate school in Seattle, Washington, and I hold a master of the arts in theology and culture. I love coffee, rainy days, and John Updike. Learn more about me at laurendeidra.com.

The Value of Theological Fiction

It’s woven into the human fabric: we are all story tellers and story-listeners. “Narration is as much a part of human nature as breath and the circulation of the blood,” says British novelist A.S. Byatt.[1][…]

Frank Spinella

About Frank Spinella

Frank Spinella has been a practicing trial attorney for over thirty years. A partner in the Concord, NH firm of Hall, Morse, Anderson & Spinella, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the field of commercial litigation. He has authored a number of law journal articles, primarily in the field of antitrust law. The Cloak and the Parchments and Heresy are his first two novels. Frank and his wife Linda, an Episcopal priest, live in Bow, New Hampshire.