Allison Backous Troy is a writer and educator living in Grand Junction, Colorado. Her work has been published in Image Journal, the St. Katherine's Review, Books and Culture, Comment and other places. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction at Seattle Pacific University.
After recalling the frenetic pace of past Christmas seasons, a writer commits to celebrate Advent as it should be -- a time to embrace desire and hope.
After failing in her New Year’s resolution to read a book a week, Allison Backous realized that she needed to repent of the sin of pride. During Lent, she is approaching her reading practice with a different spirit.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.
Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.