The Christian Century

Living in the gray

Hospice chaplain Kerry Egan asks, “What could hope possibly look like to someone who is dying?” She then answers, “It can mean anything. It could look like everything.” In Egan’s narrative, hope takes many shapes: stories that matter enough to be retold after the storyteller’s death, lives that have meaning and purpose even in suffering, and redemption from shame and regrets. Amid anecdotes and insights from 15 years of ministry with the dying, Egan recounts multiple scenarios in which people a
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Laura Jane Grace's Memoir 'Tranny' Depicts How Pain Becomes Art

Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of the punk band Against Me!, publicly came out as transgender in 2012. Most of her new memoir, "Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout," chronicles her life leading up to her transition. Grace will be reading from her book on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Abbey. The book depicts how her journey into the punk scene was influenced by her gender dysphoria. For more than 30 years, she says she kept it a secret from everyone, and it
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In 'Scriptorium,' Melissa Range's Poetry Depicts Doubt and Devotion

Melissa Range’s "Scriptorium" is a worthy winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series. Range will be reading from her collection on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Women and Children First. The collection’s title refers to a room in medieval monasteries where the monks copied and illustrated manuscripts, and many of the poems use tight, beautiful language to narrate the arduous process of creating colored ink and paper. But Range also branches out to larger themes of the preservation of language, stories,
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'Unsportsmanlike Conduct' Author Discusses College Football and Sexual Violence

In "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape," investigative journalist and football fan Jessica Luther explains the current climate of sexual violence in college football and offers practical and necessary solutions. She uses her findings of more than 115 cases of sexual assault allegations concerning college football players from 1974 to 2015, as well as race and gender politics surrounding college sports, sports media coverage, and the handling of sexual assault crim
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