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Reflections in the Silver Cup

TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 15
IT’S ALL ORGANIC



As of this writing, one post on my FB book page had gained a reach of 2,216. That number far outreaches any other entry I’ve ever posted. It’s the one that announced that Q Spirit named To Drink from the Silver Cup as a "Top 35 LGBTQ Christian Book of 2016." It all happened through an organic chain of events.

April, 2016: I meet Kristin Kobes Du Mez, chair of Calvin College’s History Department at my table in the Exhibition Hall at Calvin’s Festival of Faith and Writing. We make a nice Read More 
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TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 14
GENEROUS SPACIOUSNESS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA



There is generosity of geography in British Columbia—great humps of dark green mountains, water falls everywhere I looked, broad flowing rivers, trees of stupendous height. British Columbia says BIG. BEAUTIFUL. SPACIOUS.

But Generous Spaciousness is not about the topography of a Canadian province. It is about a concept and a conference I attended this past weekend. The concept is that people, and especially Christians, can live in unity with one another even when they differ about how the church should respond to LGBTQ Christians. To learn more about the concept, go to Read More 
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Talisman for the Journey on My Dashboard

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 13
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I have left Albuquerque, and as I type this, I’ve completed the second leg of my drive to British Columbia. I’m sitting in the shade of an oleander hedge, enjoying the light breeze in 75º sunshine in Kingman, AZ, after starting out in fog and 39º weather in Holbrook, AZ, this morning.

My last two events in Albuquerque were great successes, both in numbers and in conversations. For an English major, I’m not at all bad at math, but I am not good at estimating lengths (beyond a couple of yards), distances, or numbers. Taking a stab at the Book Forum numbers—the joint event with UNM sociology professor Rich Wood—I’d say we had an audience of about Read More 
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