The Contemplative Heretic

  • About Me

    October 22, 2019 by

    Nancy Ross is a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department at Dixie State University, where she has been teaching for 13 years. Her degrees are in art history but she moonlights as a sociologist of religion. She recently co-edited a book with Sara K.S. Hanks titled Where We Must Stand: Ten Years… Read more

  • Framing Noah’s Ark with the Pandemic

    April 13, 2020 by

    My mission center (kind of like a Mormon stake, but geographically much bigger) is now doing church services online every week. I was asked to do the children’s moment for this coming Sunday with the scripture beginning John 20:19, where the resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples and asks them to believe and “Believe” is… Read more

  • Close up image of a lilac bush with purple lilac flowers.

    Pandemic Easter Lament

    April 12, 2020 by

    I was looking for an Easter prayer to fit my mood and could not find one, so I wrote this. Dear God,The cost of Lent was too high this yearWe wandered in a wilderness we were not prepared forLost people we were not prepared to loseExperienced new kinds of griefAnd we are not yet out… Read more

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