dispatches to and from

nathan f. elmore

Creative writing on faith, culture, and things in between

CREDITS FROM THE LAST 10+ YEARS

The South Carolina Review

Christianity Today

Off the Page

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Style Weekly

The Daily Progress

 

ACADEMIC BOOK REVIEWS

The Search for Truth about Islam

Islam, Peace and Social Justice: A Christian Perspective

 

SELECT STORIES, ARTICLES, ESSAYS

:: Inter-religious & Intercultural ::

Through Windows and Around Tables     [ Christians fighting with Muslims ]

The Daughter of Muhammad                      [ immigration and American Muslims ]

That Thing She's Wearing                            [ bikinis and little black dresses ]

 

:: Political Commentary ::

Rushdie, Trump, and Democracy               [ tyranny, like twilight ]

Bad Hombres and Their Mothers               [ Dylann Roof, radical Islam, and heart-breaking extremism ]

The Stroller: A 9/11 Remembrance             [ beauty and the bleak ]

 

:: Faith & Culture ::

Backstage Jesus                                               [ where "holiday" concerts meet the Culture Wars ]

The Redemption of Guilt                             [ three films take guilt into their own bloody hands ]

 

:: Sport ::

Tough Like a Man                                          [ American football and the virtues of manhood ]

Revelry & Liturgy                                           [ the religious rites of college football in Clemson, South Carolina ]

The Inches We Need                                     [ fatherhood and failure by way of baseball ]

 

:: Creative Nonfiction & Humor ::

Meme Tree

The Moral of the Story