Thorns and Gold

Tanya Marlow likes being honest about the muck and the glory. She also likes Dr Seuss and steak. Her blog is on the Bible, suffering and the messy edges of life.

Tanya says: Nate Pyle is someone who combines a love for scripture, razor-sharp analysis and vivid storytelling. I love his intelligence and... More

Tanya says: D.L. Mayfield (Danielle) writes masterfully and thoughtfully about theology, racism and poverty, and I always listen carefully to... More

There are two types of friends: bus friends and covenant friends.  More

From Tanya: "Shawn Smucker is a true storyteller: everything he writes is compelling and vivid. I raved about Live:Dead*, his marvellous book... More

From Tanya: "Cara Strickland is one of the friendliest people on the internet. Her writing makes spiritual things sound delicious and food feel like... More

Tanya says: "I have had the pleasure of knowing Dave Bish for a number of years, and we once shared a long train journey where I talked for almost... More

Tanya says: I honestly will be returning to the 1 Peter fiction series soon, but this week I wanted to join with Addie Zierman’s synchroblog... More

Tanya says: "The first time I encountered Matt Mooney was through a YouTube video, 99 balloons, that made me cry for fifteen minutes straight... More

This one is for the caregivers. This one is for the ministers. This one is for those who open their arms and carry the burdens of the heavy-... More

I stared at the screen, horrified. Sometimes you wish you can un-see words. I had read Vicky Beeching’s recent blog post detailing the some of... More