Sophfronia Scott, Author Writing, laughing, and loving

Category Archives: Loving Life

My Thoughts on Rob Bell

September 17, 2015 | Loving Life, Ruminations on Faith | Permalink

My latest contribution to Ruminate Magazine’s website shares a bit of the long and winding road that is my ongoing spiritual journey. The latest stop on this trip included a visit to New York City to hear Rob Bell speak in the latest rendition of his “Everything is Spiritual” tour. As I explain in my […]

The Importance of Forgiveness

July 4, 2015 | Loving Life, Ruminations on Faith, Writing | Permalink

Last week I was working on an essay I planned to submit as my latest contribution to Ruminate Magazine‘s blog. Then I read Roxane Gay’s “Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof” in the New York Times. It bothered me so much I woke up thinking about it the next morning and knew I wanted to […]

On the Gospel and the #CharlestonShooting

June 18, 2015 | Loving Life | Permalink

I’ve been reading Michael B. Curry’s Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus. Today I read this, which of course led me to think of the members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church who were indeed following the Gospel witness of welcome when they welcomed a stranger into their Bible study circle. I’m angry […]

Talking Frat Boys, Books, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

March 19, 2015 | Loving Life | Permalink

I recently had the pleasure of throwing in my two cents on cultural news of the week as a panelist for WNPR’s Colin McEnroe show. Mark Oppenheimer, a new friend and writer of a regular column in the New York Times, guest hosted the program from New Haven (it’s usually in Hartford) and invited me to join him. […]

A Grateful Writing Life

December 5, 2014 | Loving Life, Writing | Permalink

I am waiting. It’s a common activity for writers. You work on a piece of writing. You finish it. You send it somewhere. You send it to a reader for feedback, you send it to a literary journal for possible publication, or you send it to a literary agent for possible representation. And then you […]

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