Author Archive | Mike Morrell

Like Birds in a Cage | David M. Crump

The following is an excerpt from Like Birds in a Cage by David M. Crump. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Unravelling the Evangelical Zionist Ball of String CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF SAN Antonio, Texas is the deeply conservative home base of America’s most influential advocate for […]

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Common Space Between Us | Melynne Rust

The following is an excerpt from Common Space Between Us by Melynne Rust. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Make Room for Others Who Believe Differently When I was a little girl, my family didn’t go to church. But almost every summer we traveled back home […]

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Wanderlost | Natalie Toon Patton

The following is an excerpt from Wanderlost by Natalie Toon Patton. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. County Carlow, Ireland The rain is colder in Ireland than just about anywhere. I’m running through the trees along a path, trying my best to ignore it. It runs […]

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Why I’m a spiritual weirdo. (And why you might be, too.)

Hi. I’m Mike. It may have been awhile since we’ve connected, or this might be our very first time. I’m seeing a lot of fresh faces this season,* so it’s high time I re-introduce myself. You see, I thought I had a ‘normal’ upbringing, ‘till friends from different backgrounds assured me it’s actually quite weird. […]

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Luminous Darkness: An Advent Exercise to Embrace Wholeness

As the days grow shorter and autumn deepens its hues, this past Sunday marked the beginning of the season many Jesus-followers call Advent. Once, Mary began her long journey to Jerusalem to oblige their state’s census while growing the life of Emmanuel (God-with-us) within her. Now, we attend to the ordinary matters of life while […]

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