I "Move on you good-for-nothings! You cannot occupy this space. This is the marketplace, the seat of commerce. Just because ninety-nine percent of you are lazy and don't want to work, don't blame those of us who do for your woes," the merchant ...

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  1. Occupy Bethlehem: A Nativity Story
  2. How to Tell Better Sacred Myths
  3. The Books of Ember
  4. Prove There is an Audience!
  5. Space for the Other
  6. More Recent Articles

Occupy Bethlehem: A Nativity Story

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"Move on you good-for-nothings! You cannot occupy this space. This is the marketplace, the seat of commerce. Just because ninety-nine percent of you are lazy and don't want to work, don't blame those of us who do for your woes," the merchant blustered. "Now get out of my way! So I can make the most of all these extra people in Bethlehem today."

"How dare you talk...

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How to Tell Better Sacred Myths

Here's a quote from Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children Youth & A New Kind of Christianity that offers 6 steps in telling more beautiful, more just, more virtuous sacred myths.

"Russell [Rathbun] and I took people through a reading of a common scripture narrative, giving them these directions:
  1. Read the passage for what it says and doesn’t say.
  2. Think...

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The Books of Ember

We've added The Books of Ember to our recommended reading list (sidebar) for ages 9 & up. It is a series of young adult fiction by Jeanne DuPrau begun shortly after 9-11. Here's a fantastic quote from the second book of the series The People of Sparks:

"'You turned a crazy old guy into an enemy in less than two minutes. You did it. You've done it over and over,...

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Prove There is an Audience!

We have a unique opportunity to prove there is an audience for better--more beautiful, more just, more virtuous--faith stories. Purchase our dramatic reading of the Cain & Abel and Noah sagas. I promise a person doesn't have to be Christian to appreciate these stories--virtue is virtue.

Give them as gifts to random young people... and adults. Guilt your...

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Space for the Other

I just love this (taken from Brian McLaren's Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? which asks whether we can fashion a Christian identity that is both strong and hospitable to others' core identities):

In stark contrast to many ancient creation myths, Genesis tells us that the universe does not begin in conflict and rivalry among the gods. It...

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