Dec 1, 2014

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Nine Notes about Not God’s Type

Nine Notes about Not God’s Type

Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms was published in October (2014) and I’ve been pleased to see that it’s been getting quite a good reception! I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to talk about my conversion, and about apologetics, literature, and the imagination more broadly speaking, in a number of online interviews, radio shows, and even...

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Oct 8, 2014

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Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms

Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms

The new version of my memoir of conversion is now officially available – not just in the US but also in the UK & Canada! “A fascinating and compelling narrative; a story of discovery, adventure and eventual homecoming, all told with verve and honesty. Holly bears witness to the way in which great literature does not simply entertain or edify us, it can also bring us...

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Sep 15, 2014

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The God Conversation: a Book Review

The God Conversation: a Book Review

What is the most difficult question you can ask a fledgling apologist? “What book would you recommend for someone just starting in apologetics?” When I first started hearing this question a couple years ago, I was caught completely off guard. At the time, I was three years into my MA degree from Biola and I realized that being a student of such books should be an important part...

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Sep 10, 2014

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Not God’s Type: New Edition Coming Soon!

Not God’s Type: New Edition Coming Soon!

On September 30, my memoir comes out, from Ignatius Press: Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms. (The new edition! What’s new about it? See below.) **** This is the story of a glorious defeat. Ordway, an atheist academic, was convinced that faith was superstitious nonsense. As a well-educated college English professor, she saw no need for just-so stories...

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Sep 8, 2014

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A Sonnet for Mary, Mother of God

A Sonnet for Mary, Mother of God

Sept. 8th is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, and so in her honor I’m sharing a poem I wrote last year for the Annunciation. Here we celebrate a moment in history: a young woman named Mary received the news from the Archangel Gabriel that she was to be the mother of the Son of God, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. Mary said “Yes,” accepting her role in the...

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Aug 25, 2014

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Five Tips for Christian Writers

  What does it mean to be a Christian writer? On the one hand, it means no more, and no less, than to be a Christian who writes – the same as a Christian architect, or a Christian doctor or nurse, or a Christian plumber or electrician. On the other hand, there is a difference between writing and other activities, in that one’s faith may be more clearly visible in one’s...

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Aug 18, 2014

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The Necessity of Music: Flim & the BB’s

The Necessity of Music: Flim & the BB’s

In this post I am going to take a secular side trip. Given the content of the first two posts, I hope that does not shock. It was never my intent to suggest that the only music one should listen is Christian music, rather I simply want the reader to be aware of the effect can have on their spiritual and intellectual well being. It would be far more accurate to say I would argue...

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