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 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.

Second Sunday of Advent

This week the lectionary puts us in Luke 1, with Mary’s song. Here, upon learning that she would bear the Christ child (!!) Mary sings this joyous-slash-apocalyptic hymn. (Or Luke says she does!) I struggled[…]

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.