Annette invited me to write about religion, since both of us are shaped by faith. This morning I appear here as her guest blogger.
The best analogy I could think for the writer and reader of was that of a plane ride. Here’s the beginning of the post. Please follow the link to Annette’s site and visit her great collection of posts there if this subject interests you.
Writing About Faith – Imagine a Plane Ride
by Shirley Hershey Showalter
We all know that politics and religion are like the third rail of conversation. But do they have to be?
If you and I meet on a plane or train and fall into conversation, it’s only a matter of time before something one of us says leads me to tell you I’m Mennonite. Here’s how you might find out:
“Where did you go to college?” Eastern Mennonite University
“You were a college president? Where?” Goshen College, a liberal arts and Mennonite college in Indiana
From there, you either drop your questions and turn to your Coke and peanuts, or you push on:
“Did you drive a horse and buggy instead of a car?”
Feel free to leave comments and/or questions at either Annette’s blog or below. We both are interested in what makes this subject fascinating, or not, to readers.