I Am Become Death (Daily Lenten Meditation)

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. Thursday, February 23 Habakkuk 3:1-18 In Habakkuk, the prophet paints a terrifyingly vivid image of the anger of God. In our world, we too often want to imagine a God whose [Read More...]

Trampling the Poor: A Lenten Reflection for Ash Wednesday

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Read Thursday’s reflection here. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. Wednesday, February 22 Amos 5:6-15 “… you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain … and push aside the needy at the gate.” [Read More...]

Giving Thanks for Darwin on Evolution Weekend

For many Christians, evolution is a synonym for atheism. The notion that life evolved slowly over millions of years through natural selection rather than spontaneously erupting from the hand of God has largely destabilized the traditional understanding of the natural order as presented in the creation myths of Genesis. For a number of Christians, evolution [Read More...]

Of Mothers and Fathers: Male Privilege, Parenting and the Priesthood

This is a response to Rachel Held Evans’ request for men to write about the women, femininity and the Church. When I became a stay-at-home father several years ago, I slowly realized that all the theology I had studied in seminary, if I were honest, didn’t connect with my new reality of diapers, spit-up and [Read More...]

Become An Extremist for Martin Luther King, Jr Day

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Among progressives, Martin Luther King, Jr Day might just rank ahead of every other federal holiday on the calendar. Whereas Columbus Day often brings out no small amount of criticism over America’s colonial past from progressives, the Rev. King’s birthday offers us a prime opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to condemning racism and injustice in [Read More...]


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