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July 13, 2017
Hagar and Sally
Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape and sexual violence. Sally Hemings was not a mistress. She...
March 13, 2017
The Shiny Face of Jesus; A Transfiguration Sunday Sermon
This Sermon, based on Matthew 17:1-9, was preached by the author at American University for...
October 10, 2016
A Little Bapticostal Misfit Bible Study
I absolutely adored Bible studies as a young evangelical. Finding my way into the progressive...
August 13, 2016
Jesus, the Cause of Division
The lectionary reading for this week is putting some folks on edge. It is Luke...
June 05, 2016
Die, Die, Die
Do you ever wake up so sad because the world is overrun with violence, grief...
May 14, 2016
Re-engaging the Bible (aka the Mess)
“I stopped reading the Bible because I can’t handle the mess.” My friend let this...
March 13, 2016
Where Rivers of Justice Flow
The following sermon was written by my husband, Garth Stevens-Jennings and I for the student...
February 12, 2016
Fast of Embodied Solidarity
The Lenten season begins by people asking what they need to do or give up...
January 14, 2016
Wayne Grudem for President #nothanks
Disclaimer: I tend not to comment on politics, and I haven’t been following the Republican...
January 11, 2016
Revisiting Christ in missions and service in the age of selfies
Revisiting Christ in missions and service in the age of selfies Bec Cranford serves as...
January 06, 2016
Are you aware of the peaceful revolution underway-- a new Pentecost is taking place in...
December 16, 2015
A Little Christmas Hope
The Nativity scene is one of my favorite parts of the Advent/Christmas season. Remembering the...
December 05, 2015
The Lie of Separation
Back in May 2015 I was signed up for a weekend training in NYC with...
November 21, 2015
I walk the line
Verbally abused in an unwarranted and shocking attack in my home this week by someone...
November 10, 2015
Rachel’s Tears and Divine Mercy
Two weeks ago, a friend of mine had her third child. There were some complications...
October 06, 2015
Slave to Love
When did this happen? She felt like an overcooked porkchop... Where was her essence, flavor...
September 11, 2015
A Broken Heart, Mom Rage, and a Call to Action
***Before I even get started, here's a plea: Donate to Syrian refugees through UNHCR here....
September 08, 2015
Call and Affirmation
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the...
July 30, 2015
Buddha Inside/Jesus Outside
Tonight Great Spirit said,' your story is ready to be birthed. Your peace has been...
June 16, 2015
What is a Coming of God? Part 3/3
Part 3 of 3 In this series, we’ve been exploring the possibility that Jesus’ “coming on the...
April 17, 2015
What is a “Coming of God?” Part 1
There is much confusion in Christianity today surrounding the milieu of biblical eschatology. Specifically, there is...
April 10, 2015
The quester The quester… that could describe my life and I like that! When I...
February 05, 2015
It was the Best of Times…It was the Worst of Times
An ordinary Tuesday that began and ended in tears. But what happened in between is...
December 19, 2014
A Highway of Liberation: A #BlackLivesMatter Sermon for Advent
The past month has made it abundantly clear that black people in this country suffer...
December 13, 2014
Jesus Did NOT Come To Save Your Sins
I used to know it all. I used to have it all figured out. I...
November 19, 2014
Prayer as Cracking Shins on Altars
Part 1 of 6 in a series on prayer Religious folks all too often relate...
November 12, 2014
“Kill the Commentators” and if you have time the propositionalists too
Soren Kierkegaard series PART THREE The Soren Kierkegaard (SK) series has sought to present...
October 22, 2014
Rebellion and Awe
I am grateful to my people of origin, the Evangelicals. Sure they scared the hell...
October 21, 2014
Why Evangelize Evolution?
I’m often asked, “Why do you evangelize evolution? What ‘good news’ does science offer?” The...
October 20, 2014
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