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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

The Adventurous Lectionary – The Second Sunday in Lent – February 21, 2016

The Adventurous Lectionary – The Second Sunday in Lent – February 21, 2016 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Today’s readings join fear and faith. As I reflect on the scriptures this morning, we are on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. (By the time you have read this, the primary [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

Lenten Disciplines for Social Media: Creating a Better Web Together

  Social media can be a pretty harsh place these days. Death threats, bullying, shaming, and the ever-present Twitter feud. It’s exhausting. Many folks I’ve talked to admit to feeling emotionally frayed, spiritually frustrated, and frankly fearful because of it. And as I was sitting in an Ash Wednesday service, I began to think about [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...]