Becky Garrison

Becky Garrison is a satirist/storyteller whose most recent book is Roger Williams’s Little Book of Virtues (Wipf & Stock, March 2020). Also, she edited Love, Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge and Resilience (Transgress Press, 2015). Her six books include 2006’s Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church (PW, starred review).

Recent Posts by Becky

Killing the Buddha

Getting Clear in Haiti

As reported by ABC News, “hope for Haiti came courtesy of John Travolta who flew in with four tons of medical supplies and food for earthquake victims.” The report added that on this plane was his wife, Kelly Preston, doctors and representatives from the Church of Scientology. Prior to this trip, Travolta told Entertainment Tonight…

Happy Circumcision Day

As we kick off the New Year, let’s not forget that fallen Catholic festival, the Feast of the Circumcision. The Catholic Encyclopedia outlines the reasons for commemorating this festival on January 1st. “As Christ wished to fulfill the law and to show His descent according to the flesh from Abraham. He, though not bound by…

Purpose Driven Heresy

When I skimmed a copy of church historian Alister McGrath’s Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth I noticed that despite its provocative title, I didn’t see any of those really juicy heretical bits that one finds in the latest Dan Brown biblical bodice ripper. McGrath refutes what he sees as fallacies set forth by…

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Eden as Asylum

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist takes this reviewer through her soul’s own dark nights.

Can We Be “Good without God”?

A billboard erected near Chicago’s loop posses this question “Are you good without God?” with the answer, “Millions are.” Also, on Monday, October 26, 2009, Manhattan commuters will be greeted at twelve subway stations with posters asking “A Million New Yorkers are good without God. Are you?” These ads sponsored by the United Coalition for…

Who Will Save Manhattan?

New York’s summer evangelism season isn’t what it used to be.

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Travel in the Holy Land a No Go

According to the US State Department’s travel warning for Israel, West Bank and Gaza  travelers to the Holy Land can be greet not with signs of peace but further travel restrictions. In June 2009, the Israeli government began selectively limiting certain travelers to either the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza, or to…