Author Archives: Linda

Update on the Book

Hi friends, My blog pace has seriously slackened. I know. And I’m sorry about that. But the good news is that it’s for a good reason. I’m starting over on the book. Square one. No notes from the previous version, … Continue reading

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Weaving Your Story Workshop

In her book God’s Daughters, Princeton religion professor Marie Griffith writes that religions require of their believers a “willingness to join a narrative tradition, a way of knowing and being through storytelling, through giving and taking stories.” But because wealthy men … Continue reading

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Wanting to Matter

I met Jill in Scotland. Gray hair and tight lips, the first thing she did as she entered the room was apologize. “I’m sorry,” she stammered, “I’ll say it now: I’ve only had an hour sleep, so I’m probably not … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Is God a “He”? And Why This Question Really Does Matter by Meagan Manas

This is a guest post by Rev. Meagan Manas “Words are things, I am convinced… I think they get on the walls, they get in your wallpaper In your upholstery, in your clothes and finally… Into you”  - Maya Angelou               Sticks … Continue reading

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The Growing Religiosity of Pop-Culture

This essay was first published in Religion Dispatches. “Why do you think girls like Twilight?” I asked my boyfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. “That’s easy,” she answered. “Boys without shirts.” When it comes to the casual fan, I gotta say, I think … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Live the Questions by Linda Kay Klein

Back with another video…. I spoke at a TEDx event organized by Barnard College‘s fabulous Athena Center and the video is now live! Check it out and please let me know what you think!

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VIDEO: The Divine Feminine by Meggan Watterson

After far too long an absense–blame the holidays and my week-long trip to London and Edinburgh (!)–I wanted to share a TEDx Women video that particularly moved me this month. It is from my dear friend, the gorgeous Meggan Watterson, … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: After 84 Years, Time to Leave the Church by Julia Cato

This is a guest blog post by the fabulous Julia Cato. A friend of mine recently stopped going to church. She’s 90 and worshipped at the same Church of Scotland congregation in Edinburgh for 84 years. Twice a week she … Continue reading

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How Growing Up Evangelical was like ‘Twilight’

I had my first piece, ”‘Twilight’ and Evangelical Christianity’s Eternal Girlhood,” published in The Huffington Post this week! Here is a teaser… I see my teenage self in “Twilight.” I never fell in love with a vampire per se, but as an evangelical … Continue reading

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The Storm

With one big gust, the storm shook the living room window right out of its frame and it came crashing down on my boyfriend’s head.  Blood.  Glass.  Our lights blinked.  On the TV, the newscaster reporting on the hurricane yelled, … Continue reading

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