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Today’s post–the final in this series–is meant for people who hope to visit northern Indiana in person and not just via The Holy Rover blog. Here are some suggestions to help you plan a trip to this rural area where … Continue reading
Not long ago a friend told me about a neighbor who was unexpectedly generous in helping her with a volunteer project, even recruiting her husband to assist. “They’re Mennonite—maybe that has something to do with it,” my friend said. After … Continue reading
Part Two of Among the Amish in Indiana: I live near a sizable Amish community near Kalona, Iowa, so I thought I knew quite a bit about Amish life. In Indiana, however, I learned that Amish culture is much more … Continue reading
Last week I had a somewhat surreal writing schedule. In the midst of the news of the bombings in Boston and the hunt for the perpetrators, I was writing about the Amish-Mennonite country of northern Indiana. I’d scan the on-line … Continue reading
My last post was on Daniel Klein’s wonderful book Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life. Today’s post is a natural follow-up: a chapel where they worship philosophy. O.K., so that’s a … Continue reading
Today’s post by Bob Sessions continues yesterday’s book review of Daniel Klein’s Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life: I first encountered Klein’s book in a piece he wrote for CNN called … Continue reading
My husband and I have been arguing about who gets to write this book review (“I love this book more than you do.” “No, I love it more.”) In the interest of marital harmony, we’re both going to offer our … Continue reading
I’ve written about a wide variety of topics on the Holy Rover, with one glaring omission: hair. Today that will be remedied by introducing you to Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Missouri. Among the many off-beat museums I’ve visited, I … Continue reading
Today I want to tell you about a holy city that’s probably not on your list of major religious sites: Independence, Missouri. Yes, Independence, the town that is most famous for its connection to President Harry Truman. But there’s a … Continue reading
We can learn so much from our brothers and sisters in the Church of England (particularly on April Fool’s Day).