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Catherine Ricketts

Catherine Ricketts es una ensayista, compositora y profesional de las artes, que vive en Filadelfia. Ricketts estudió escritura creativa en la Universidad de Pensilvania y tiene una maestría en Bellas Artes en no ficción creativa de la Universidad de Seattle Pacific. Sus escritos han sido publicados por The Millions, Paste Magazine, Measure Journal, Relief Journal y The Philadelphia Inquirer, y su música se puede encontrar en catherinedanaricketts.com.

Catherine Ricketts is an essayist, songwriter, and arts professional who lives in Philadelphia. Ricketts studied creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA in creative non-fiction from Seattle Pacific University. Her writing has been published by The Millions, Paste Magazine, Measure Journal, Relief Journal, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and her music can be found at catherinedanaricketts.com.

Cómo el matrimonio cambió cómo leo la Biblia
May 21st, 2019

Cómo el matrimonio cambió cómo leo la Biblia

Catherine Ricketts

Antes de casarme leía la Biblia casi todas las mañanas. Era un ritual que había desarrollado cuando era adolescente que continuó en mi vida adulta. A menudo me despertaba esperando la compañía de Dios, que se encuentra en las palabras de las Escrituras. Pensé en Dios como mi amigo, ...

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Engaging in Scripture with our hearts and our hands
April 29th, 2019

Engaging in Scripture with our hearts and our hands

Catherine Ricketts

Scripture, Animated It was January, dark by five, and bone-cold. I arrived at the party early, shivering as I slid off my coat. Inside, the tree was lit, the candles blazed, and the children pleaded for me to try their game. “We’re journeying to the Christ Child!” a ...

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What happens when you read the Bible in an art museum
March 18th, 2019

What happens when you read the Bible in an art museum

Catherine Ricketts

Sometimes in my Bible-reading, I desire to slow down in order to imaginatively enter a single scene or to deeply consider a single theological idea. In moments like these, visual art is a welcome companion, for it captivates my imagination and slows me to a meditative pace. ...

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How Marriage Changed the Way I Read the Bible
February 25th, 2019

How Marriage Changed the Way I Read the Bible

Catherine Ricketts

Before I was married, I read the Bible nearly every morning. It was a ritual I had developed as a teenager that carried on into my adult life. I often woke looking forward to God’s company, found in the words of Scripture. I thought of God as my friend, ...

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Grace for Lapsed Bible Readers
February 4th, 2019

Grace for Lapsed Bible Readers

Catherine Ricketts

For fifteen years, I read the Bible every day. I craved it in the morning like my empty stomach craved breakfast. Then slowly, the cravings stopped. My relationship with the Bible got complicated. Questions arose that I didn’t have the answers for, and the Bible became a source of ...

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What Happens When You Choose Silence Together
November 12th, 2018

What Happens When You Choose Silence Together

Catherine Ricketts

“Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain, ” the LORD said to [Elijah]. Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks—but the LORD was not in the wind. The wind stopped blowing, ...

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Discover Your Ancestry in the Family of the Bible
September 17th, 2018

Discover Your Ancestry in the Family of the Bible

Catherine Ricketts

Last Christmas, my mother wrapped a stack of antique books and gave one to every member of my family. Each was a different edition of a book that was first published in 1840, written by my paternal ancestor, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Each had a different binding: crimson with ...

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Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity
January 29th, 2018

Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity

Catherine Ricketts

In this 3-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s ...

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