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December 17, 2015
”Did God Have a Wife?”: Asherah, Heavenly Mother, & Mother Earth
In the theologically conservative Protestant Christianity of my childhood, the sacred was always imagined as...
August 18, 2015
“The Peabody Sisters”
What stood out to me most from reading Megan Marshall's The Peabody Sisters (a finalist for the 2006...
August 11, 2015
Letting Go of Fear & Celebrating Differences: Insights from Intersectionality
This past Sunday was the 70th anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on...
December 22, 2014
Winter Solstice Spirituality: “Learning to Walk in the Dark”
My favorite season is summer, but I aspire to love the winter. Winter and I are...
August 28, 2014
Eve Was Framed, the Serpent Was Right!
On August 13, 1971, the cover of LIFE Magazine featured an image of two women...
June 18, 2014
Margaret Fuller: The Stories We Tell Matter
The stories we tell matter. The stories that we choose to tell can be used...
June 16, 2014
“Feminist Masculinity and Father’s Day” #EachEveryWoman #AllMenCan
Three weeks ago, devastating news began to break about a mass shooting in Isla Vista,...
May 09, 2014
Mother’s Day for All
Julia Ward Howe is most famous for writing the Battle Hymn of the Republic in...
April 16, 2013
Pope Fail: Francis Throws the “Nuns on the Bus” Under the Bus
I celebrated many of Pope Francis' early acts of compassionate humility -- especially his subversion...
April 08, 2013
Did You Just Send That Woman To a Church To Get Help with an Abortion?
Today, in the year 2013, when we reflect on what it means to talk about...
October 08, 2012
Do We Need a Moratorium on the Word “God”?
I have been trying to find a way of being religious that’s still possible (or...
September 04, 2012
Jesus Getting Caught with His Compassion Down
Jesus is usually so mind-blowingly impressive that we can forget he did not emerge from...
August 20, 2012
On Bullshit: Todd Akin Did Not “Misspeak”
Representative Todd Akin, a six-term member of Congress and the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, said...
May 18, 2012
“Your Daughters Shall Prophecy”: Fulfilling the Promise of Pentecost, Abolishing the Laity, and Ordaining Women
A Progressive Christian Lectionary Commentary for Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012 Many pastors think of...
February 18, 2012
Paul: Misogynist or Mystic?
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the...
November 22, 2011
Progressive Christian Reflections on Advent
How should progressive Christians approach Advent in light of twenty-first century knowledge? The following are four meditations...
April 11, 2011
France Caves to Islamophobia; Discourage Veiling, Don’t Discriminate
A headline in today's New York Times reads, "France Enforces Ban on Full-Face Veils in...
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