dispatches to and from

nathan f. elmore

Faith, culture, things in between.

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




Stories & Essays
Violence in the Time of Love

From Chapel Hill to ISIS. An essay to provoke (for the good) two sets of friends: American evangelicals and mainstream Muslims.

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.


Journal | Blog
Violence, Head-on

Why The Atlantic's Graeme Wood was (mostly) right about ISIS. In three quotations.

Bookish Recommendations

For American Christians seeking to better understand Islam and to better love their Muslim neighbors in the way of Jesus.

To Put a Finger on the Wound

David Grossman, an Israeli author, at the intersection of writing and social change.