Valuing Our Roots: A Reflection on Charlottesville

by Katherine Karr-Cornejo The phases of my life have offered many opportunities and challenges, and when I think of my years in graduate school, I remember a time of my life that I value, but that I’m also glad I’ve completed. The intense and all-encompassing focus on my professional training and development, to the exclusion … Continue reading Valuing Our Roots: A Reflection on Charlottesville

R&S Seeks Rad Bloggers

Rock & Sling is on the lookout for correspondents who'll bear witness to this world--its art, music, books, politics, faith, doubt--and blog about it right here. To apply, send a writing sample and a paragraph about your writing interests/experience to Nicole, our web editor, at nsheets@whitworth.edu We look forward to hearing from you!

Unexpected Spiritual Themes (And Creepy Faeries) In YA Paranormal Romance

by Amy Rice and Janine Darragh Janine and I knew we liked to read YA literature. We also might have deduced (Barnes & Noble’s signs were pretty subtle, after all!) that a specific genre in YA had some pretty good sales. So we decided to explore Young Adult Paranormal Romances. And the best way to … Continue reading Unexpected Spiritual Themes (And Creepy Faeries) In YA Paranormal Romance

On Research “Soul Mates”: Or, The Short Distance Between Friendly Chat And Teen Paranormal Romance

By Amy C. Rice Networking is such a boring word. I am not saying networking isn’t useful or important, but the word itself does not convey excitement. Instead, I prefer the term “soul mates” to describe my most successful networking relationships. Not the soul mates advertised in eHarmony commercials or portrayed in so many Hallmark … Continue reading On Research “Soul Mates”: Or, The Short Distance Between Friendly Chat And Teen Paranormal Romance

The [Advent Conspiracy] Is Neither Advent Nor A Conspiracy

by Liv Larson Andrews I love the four tenets of the [AC] campaign: worship fully, spend less, give more, love all. I am glad to know that a new global network of amazing and helpful projects has sprung up because of the generosity of Christians. I bear no grudge toward the wells being built, the … Continue reading The [Advent Conspiracy] Is Neither Advent Nor A Conspiracy