Did Pastor Charles Worley Break the Law?

Most people with some sense of universal human dignity have found the screed Pastor Charles Worley issued against the GLBT community from the pulpit recently repugnant. As a Christian who tires of being lumped together with such hateful, violent voices cloaking themselves within the protection of their faith, I can say with confidence that there [Read More…]

African-Americans, MLK and the Inevitability of Marriage Equality

When I worked in a residential facility for people with HIV/AIDS in Texas, I’ll admit I developed a little bit of a grudge against the “historically black” Christian church. Though I adored the more expressive gospel worship style and embraced liberation theology as truly central to Jesus “good news,” there was an undercurrent of intolerance [Read More…]

Church Sign Epic Fails: Volume Fifteen

Three hands worth of bad church sign posts and they just seem to keep on coming…     Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Fourteen Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Thirteen (Apparently either I can’t count or I have an unconscious resentment toward the number twelve.) Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Eleven Church Sign Epic Fails, [Read More…]

I’m a Fraud (And So Are You)

I’m coming to terms with the realization that I’m a big, fat fake. But at least I’m in good company. Amy’s birthday was last Sunday. We had just arrived in Portland, so we went to a fancy-pants restaurant, situated several hundred feet above the skyline, with a view of the entire surrounding city, the Willamette [Read More…]

A Walk Through the Redwoods

One of the holiest moments on our weeks-long journey from Colorado to Portland was when we stopped off in the Redwood National Forest. It’s really hard to explain what is so sacred about that space if you haven’t been there; I can only hope that the photos communicate at least a little bit of the [Read More…]

Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume Fourteen

Yes, kids, it’s that time again already. Seems it was only seven days ago when we posted our last batch of weekly church sign epic fails, and here we are again. So let’s get to it: your weekly infusion of bad church signs. (Oh, and if you’ve missed previous posts, links to all are at [Read More…]

PregMANcy, the Interview (Patheos Book Club Q & A)

I spent a few minutes in the hot seat with Patheos editor Deb Arca who asked me quite possibly the most challenging, soul-searching questions of my entire life. And then when the tape recorder broke, we went with these instead. Enjoy. ***** Christian Piatt’s newest book, PregMANcy: A Dad, A LIttle Dude, and a Due [Read More…]

Hating the Invisible Man (Day Seventeen)

We finally made it to the Oregon Coast yesterday. I took some pictures in the redwood forest that I’ll share soon, but this post isn’t about that. We got in before dinner and were happy to learn that we had a hotel room with an ocean view. Not only that, but it actually is right [Read More…]

Preparing a Home (Day Fifteen)

I’ve become a serious blog slacker, at least by my typical standards. My regular discipline is to post daily, but I’ve actually had to make a conscious effort NOT to keep up that pace while on our trip. And believe it or not, the world hasn’t come to an end without a daily post from [Read More…]

Hispters, Hippies and a Moroccan Mothers’ Day (Day Thirteen)

I’m actually kind of surprised and a little bit proud of myself that I didn’t blog over the weekend. I kind of figured after posting about getting off our hectic schedules to reconnect with our bodies, it would be pretty hypocritical if I didn’t at least try to do the same thing. Granted, I did [Read More…]


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