“Because Cotillions!” & Other Episcopal #AutoCorrect Fails

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Like most folks, I do a lot of things while I’m doing a lot of other things. As primarily a stay-at-home dad right now, it often means that I make notes while I’m doing dishes, cleaning rooms, folding clothes, or ferrying kids to and from summer activities or camps. Typically, Apple’s speech-to-text software is pretty [Read More...]

Vinyl Church: 5 Things Christians Can Learn from Vinyl Records

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Vinyl. It’s not just for hipsters any more. And Christians ought to listen up, because the future of the church might just be reflected in the resurgence of vinyl records. In many ways, the music industry reminds me of the modern church. Like the church, its leaders fret about its future in the midst of dramatic cultural [Read More...]

Dismembering the Body of Christ (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. To read previous Lenten meditations click here. Monday, February 27 I Corinthians 1:11-13 “For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers [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...]