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Debra Dean Murphy

Debra Dean Murphy is assistant professor of religion at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She blogs at Intersections: Thoughts on Religion, Culture and Politics and at ekklesiaproject.org.

Blog Posts by Debra Dean Murphy

Posted by Debra Dean Murphy 2 years 24 weeks ago
“The spirit that enables one person to overleap the boundary of the body in knowledge and love and to incorporate the other in the self is matched by the same spirit in the other.”~ Luke Timothy...
Posted by Debra Dean Murphy 2 years 28 weeks ago
A dear friend recently reminded me of David Ford’s gem of a book, The Shape of Living: Spiritual Directions for Everyday Life. On the back cover, Nicholas Wolterstorff describes it...
Posted by Debra Dean Murphy 2 years 38 weeks ago
You remember Abu Ghraib: the correctional facility in Baghdad where such atrocities took place that the prison’s very name is now synonymous with and shorthand for torture, degradation, military...
Posted by Debra Dean Murphy 2 years 45 weeks ago
“The poor will always be with you,” Jesus once said, and for centuries his followers have struggled to understand what he meant. Or maybe not. “The poor will always be with you” — especially if you’...
Posted by Debra Dean Murphy 3 years 9 weeks ago
In our own time the "jobs" rhetoric from both the right and the left ignores the power grabs and power differentials that led to the hemorrhaging of American jobs in the first place. The simple...

Articles by Debra Dean Murphy

Four books that encourage people of faith to bring more light and less heat to the public square—and to our pews.