dispatches to and from

nathan f. elmore

Faith, culture, things in between.

In Oman, along the Wahiba Sands, in January 2012.




Stories & Essays
Dead Serious

#Paris. #CharlieHebdo. Love in the time of keyboards and Kalashnikovs.

Backstage Jesus

Getting beyond the culture wars at the public school holiday concert.

When Children Appear

Adele shows up at the local talent show in the form of third-graders.


Journal | Blog
The Islamic State: "We are the Ark."

The so-called Islamic State has many inspirations, including an ark from the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Fundamentalism v. Freedom

Charlie Hebdo, meet Samuel Huntington. Immediately they begin to argue.

Forceful Restraint

What do Michael Brown and Eric Garner have to do with international peacekeeping?