Is ‘Trumpy Bear’ for real? Unfortunately, yes. Let’s dissect this propaganda bear with 9 reasons it’s an insult, a mockery, and a sham. Read more

As a white clergy person, I had to learn the history of the Watch Night tradition. It’s time to recommit ourselves to racial justice. Read more

My son has a Christmas Birthday. I imagined Mary writing a letter to her son Jesus on his first birthday, and then wrote a parallel letter to my son. Read more

Mary ponders. It is not just Mary’s body that has brought together heaven and earth, but her mind as well. Read more

Mary ponders. She’s a thinking, feeling, turning-things-over-in-her-mind kind of gal. I like those qualities in Mary. Apparently, God likes that about her, too. Read more

For Christians, the word conspiracy takes on a different meaning when we understand how the Spirit of God works to breathe justice into and among us. Read more

#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The #MeToo movement is beginning to well up within the Christian Church.  We’re starting to realize that sexism is rampant in #ChurchToo. #HerTruth Women in congregations are peering out from stained glass windows watching the secular world finally confront sexism, discrimination, and abuse. And we’re wondering – what about us? What about the institution in which we have committed our faith, our hearts, minds, and bodies? Only to have those bodies objectified. Our minds stymied by the church’s… Read more

#MeToo meet #YouToo. Even good men are being shaken to their core by the daily revelations of sexual misconduct. That’s a good thing. Read more

A Reflection on Holy Communion. One of my favorite poets, David Whyte, describes tasting as an act of incarnation. When we fully participate in our own lives, bringing our whole selves to each moment, we incarnate – become flesh – in a way that is wholly unique.  No one else has ever embodied this frontier of existence in quite the same way.  And no one will ever experience this confluence of tasting, smelling, seeing, touching, and smelling in this way again… Read more

This Advent season, spend some time with darkness, even if it scares you a little. The darkness has much to teach us. Advent 1 preaching ideas. Read more

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