Envy: Greed’s Ugly Cousin

Envy

I drive a Prius. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s a sexy car; the word “practical” comes to mind. It gets good mileage, is safe, and fits our family of four just fine in most cases. It’s gotten its share of dings and dents over the years, but it has been a very reliable and low [Read More...]

Rivers in the Desert: Why New Years Day Is a Christian Holiday

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Growing up in Texas, fairly close to New Orleans, I knew all about Mardi Gras. It was a big deal in the South, replete with combinations of debaucherous consumption and self-exposure. What I didn’t understand, being the good evangelical Protestant that I was at the time, was that it actually was the celebration preceding the [Read More...]

One Sins, We All Suffer

alternative-fuel

(Another Lenten reflection from the collection I did with Chalice Press, this time looking at the nature of sin and suffering in an environmental context.) “Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins.” -Isaiah 58:1 Alternative energy [Read More...]

The Only Way Out is Through (A Lenten Reflection)

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(I decided to share some meditations I wrote for Chalice Press a few years ago for their Lenten Meditation book. Here’s hoping these help guide you through this time of reflection, shadow and wrestling with the complexities of mortality.) A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! -Joel 2:2 Who [Read More...]

Dust In the Wind: A Lenten Tribute (Fashion FAIL)

A ruffled-tuxedo, big-fro, cho-mo, super-bangs reminder of what Ash Wednesday is all about. I actually did this song with Michael Collins, an old friend of mine, at a high school talent show, but there’s NO WAY we were this awesome. And by awesome, I mean reminiscent of a troupe of mutant circus freaks. [Read more...]

Lent: Celebrating to Common (from the April PULP issue)

I actually had a college student friend of mine say recently that Lent is her favorite time of the Christian year. Whereas days like Christmas and Easter have largely become as commercialized as Valentines or other Hallmark Holidays, Lent actually requires something of us, and causes us to search inward to discern what’s really important in our lives. [Read more...]


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