Briallen Hopper

Briallen Hopper is editor of KtB, and author of Hard to Love: Essays And Confessions (Bloomsbury, 2019). She teaches writing at Queens College, City University of New York, and holds a PhD in English from Princeton. Learn more at her website, www.briallenhopper.com, or follow her on Twitter @briallenhopper.

Recent Posts by Briallen

11 Questions: Pandemonium: A Visual History of Demonology by Ed Simon

Unnerving, uncanny, unsettling.

11 Questions: Martha Moody by Susan Stinson

Buttery. Corporal. Reverent.

11 Questions: IRL by Chris Stedman

IRL takes the shame out of our dependence on the internet and helps us imagine new kinds of consolation and community for a fragmented and sometimes lonely world.

11 Questions: Beyond the Synagogue by Rachel B. Gross

Rachel B. Gross’s engrossing new book looks “beyond the synagogue” to find religious practice in museums, restaurants, and children’s books. Through years of wide-ranging travel, conversations, and reading, Rachel has written a book that has so much to tell us not just about Jewish experiences and identities in the US but about what nostalgia is…

11 Questions: The Secret Life of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

“My mother made a peach cobbler so good, it made God himself cheat on his wife.”

Hannah Gadsby Makes It Plain

The sacramental stand-up sermon we all need right now.

Fine Homebuilding

On fatherhood and belated grace.

Cloud Of Witnesses: A Sermon

Feidin Santana and not passing injustice by.

White People Problems

A Time For Burning after Ferguson.

Killing the Buddha

Sandy Hook Sermon

The Gospel Reading:  Luke 3:7-18 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?  Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God…