22 Tweets on Faith: Strangely Simple, But So Tough Sometimes

I love to write about faith. And Then There’s Beth is a mix of all the things I love to think about: from pop culture to social justice, but the vast majority of what I write about has to do with Christianity and spiritual growth. Here are 22 tweets about faith that never made it … More 22 Tweets on Faith: Strangely Simple, But So Tough Sometimes

19 Tweets on Processing White Privilege

In case you haven’t noticed, our media and national narrative are full of (very emotion-driven and polarized) discussions of racism, ethnic disparities, marginalization, and white privilege. As a white woman raised in predominantly white spaces, I have had the luxury of not having to engage in these conversations if I don’t want to. But some … More 19 Tweets on Processing White Privilege

15 Tweets About Food — and the Weird Things I Eat

I love writing on And Then There’s Beth, but sometimes sitting down and composing full paragraphs just takes too much freaking time. Luckily, there’s Twitter. I tweet about a lot of things — from faith to racism/privilege to pop culture. Here are 15 tweets about food, but just to warn you: my favorite things are … More 15 Tweets About Food — and the Weird Things I Eat

“Called by God” – What Does That Really Mean?

As a lifelong Evangelical (who turned — gasp — progressive in college), I often bristle at certain words or phrases that tend to be overused in Christian circles. Do you ever notice how “blessed” can feel like cliche we mostly use in Instagram captions about our iced coffee? Or how a person’s assertion that “God called me … More “Called by God” – What Does That Really Mean?

Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins’ Stereotype-stomping Superhero Film

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is this summer’s smash-hit movie. Not only is it the largest opening for a female director, but it’s quite likely to be the highest-grossing movie of the season. Before Jenkins, Hollywood had never produced a truly successful female superhero movie — and the Wonder Woman story, in particular, has proven particularly difficult to … More Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins’ Stereotype-stomping Superhero Film

Kesha’s Rocky Journey: a Dangerous Modern Day “Phantom of the Opera”

Kesha — the singer who rose to pop music fame with hits like “Tik Tok” and “Timber” — just released her first song in four years, and it’s nothing like we’ve heard before. The infamous chart-topping partygirl is gone. In her place is a stripped-down, soulful singer. This is Kesha unplugged and authentic. Her song, … More Kesha’s Rocky Journey: a Dangerous Modern Day “Phantom of the Opera”

7 Quotes on Vocation from Parker J. Palmer’s “Let Your Life Speak”

“The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  I’ve heard this quote by Frederick Buechner — shoutout if you already knew his name is pronounced BEAK-ner — about a billion times. It’s one of the most popular bits of advice for people of faith seeking to … More 7 Quotes on Vocation from Parker J. Palmer’s “Let Your Life Speak”