Coffee, Shalom, and Everything Between

Anna Elisabeth Howard
Highly caffinated takes on shalom as a lens for everything and working for the mutual thriving of everyone | Home of the Poisoned Bible Project seeking to reclaim misused and misunderstood parts of Scripture
Created 02 Aug 2020
  • Poisoned Bible Project Episodes 2 and 3
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    While I originally thought I could do a Poisoned Bible Project episode a month, I had discounted the amount of research that would go into each text submitted. In my own work reclaiming Scripture for ...
  • Losing my religion
    19 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    Picture Credit: Holly Rankin Zaher. Photo is me standing with my pants rolled up on the shore of Bear Lake, a small reservoir on the Tecumseh Trail in Indiana. Apparently about eleven years ago I post...
  • What have we forgotten?
    05 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I have lived in the woods for over twelve years now. I was afraid of them for eleven. I loved being surrounded by a ring of green acres deep on all sides, but I never went into the woods except occasi...
  • Grief
    01 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    “We are apparently not good decision makers,” she told me. This in reference to trying to find a suitable last-minute solution for her children’s school situation because the counties around us are re...
  • Emerging into our own stories
    13 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    “What will we remember about covid? The horror, the fear of death, elders drowning alone, friends standing on empty streets with the sound of sirens in the background, children unable to visit their d...
  • Does God Hate Women? Poisoned Bible Project Episode 1
    02 May 2021 • 8 min read • 3 2
    No matter how much I get excited reading about Jesus and his scandalous, transgressive, and liberative actions in his time on earth, there are just some texts in scripture I’d rather not think about. ...
  • Updates, Gospel, and the Poisoned Bible Project
    25 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    I don’t know about you, but I finished Lent and went into Easter season this year just kind of wrung out. Perhaps the ever-mingled hope and apprehension around the pandemic, the vaccinations, police s...
  • The Scandal of Easter
    04 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    John 20:1-18; Isaiah 25:6-9 All through holy week the trial of Derek Chauvin who suffocated George Floyd to death has been playing out. As I’ve thought about what if anything I had to contribute to th...
  • Poisoned Bible Project Invitation
    31 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Standing on my back porch one day, I told God I didn’t want to believe anymore. I thought it would be simpler to just not be a Christian. I was tired of the pain caused by misuse of Scripture, the inh...
  • Who is Your King?
    28 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    Mark 14:1-15:47 This Palm Sunday many of us find ourselves at home once again, without a palm to wave, at least not in company with others. The Palm Sunday processions at Episcopal Churches are among ...
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