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On Scripture

Revolutionary Love: Dismantling Hierarchy and Pushing Boundaries (Romans 10:8b-13)

By Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis. I must confess that I am an African-American woman, a Christian woman, a woman who believes there is more than one path to God. Working in the Black Lives Matter movement with people of many faiths, I get a little fidgety when I hear the words “confess that Jesus is [Read More...]


Promises and Apocalypses: The Lectionary for Sunday, November 15

My favorite part of the Hebrews text is down at the end, where the story slips into ecclesiology–how we should be as a community and as a church. We are to “provoke one another to love and to good deeds,” and more than that, to meet together. 

Opening the Old Testament

A Different Sort of Creed: Reflections on Deuteronomy 26:1-11 (12-15)

The text on this first Sunday of Lent (Deuteronomy 26) does not talk about giving anything up, thank God. It talks to the contrary about doing something quite active at the behest of YHWH.

Living a Holy Adventure

Yes, We’re Religious But So What?

This post is part of a Patheos roundtable conversation on the new book Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious by David Dark. David Dark presents a clever, imaginative, humorous, and insightful text in his new book, challenging us to fess up to our religiosity. Yes, we are religious, all of us, but the practical [Read More...]

The Spiritual Landscape

Social Media Chaos, Leadership Crises, and General Theological Seminary

What was already chaotic became tragic for the Seminary in the space of just a few hours. An internal crisis became a public crisis.

Edgy Exegesis

We Are Children of God, Now: A Sermon for All Saints Day

As we remember those who have passed away this Sunday, let us allow their memory to inspire us to remember that we are all children of God, right now.

Mark Roberts

What is Success, Really?

This week, in my Life for Leaders devotions, I am thinking about success. My inspiration is a...

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Edges of Faith

Soot, Stones, and Stewardship: A Homily for the First Sunday in Lent

  Today, I’m pleased to share with you this post from Anna Howell, a long-time reader of my blog and Moonshine Jesus Show podcast listener. Anna is a twenty-four-year-old Episcopalian from Upper South Carolina who dreams of one day getting a postsecondary education in religious studies. In the meantime, she blogs at and is a moderator [Read More...]

Sarcastic Lutheran

a little reading for Fat Tuesday/Ash Wednesday (from Accidental Saints)

On the day before Fat Tuesday, 2014, I stood in a small restaurant on Denver’s tree-lined Sixth Avenue, looking hungrily at the food set out for Billy’s memorial service. The locally owned restaurant, Satchel’s on 6th, had the simple, clean look of a place owned and run by foodies. I was famished, and the chocolates [Read More...]