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

Posted by in The Creative Process | 2 Comments

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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Aug 11, 2014

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The City Podcast: Science, God, and Debating the Value of Debate

  Science vs. God Featuring: Dr. Hugh Ross, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds What if I told you that science leads you to God instead of away from him? Astrophysicist Hugh Ross’ testimony is exactly that. His first encounter with Christianity was as a grad student at Cal Tech, and it was studying science that brought him to faith in God. The beauty...

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Aug 6, 2014

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Christianity in the Public Square

Christianity in the Public Square

As a Christian apologist I frequently find myself plagued by opposing motives. My highest aspiration is to encourage believers to think. There is a tag line that became a book title: “Challenging believers to think and thinkers to believe.” In this post, I am drawn to a different, more critical, motive that I believe is equally important: paying heed to our changing culture and...

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Aug 4, 2014

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The City Podcast: History and Politics (And the Berlin Wall)

Russell Kirk and the Roots of Conservatism Featuring: Dr. Barbara Elliott, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds Many of you may have a hard time caring about politics because it seems unintelligent, uncharitable, and irrelevant to how you live your day to day life. What if we told you that this was not always the case? Enter Dr. Barbara Elliott. She is the...

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