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November 13, 2017
My Body and My Faith
Maybe don’t read this if you are sensitive to discussions of abuse, sexual assault, or...
March 15, 2017
Parable of the Triangle: Blessed are those who communicate directly
Anonymous complaints in churches can be a common source of conflict. They leave the recipient,...
March 14, 2017
Tony Campolo: Returning Agency to the Body of Christ through Spiritual Practice
Saturday afternoon, at a church near our home, beloved pastor Tony Campolo*, shared that his...
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...
December 13, 2016
I’m really great at getting into Facebook flame wars. I want to say that I...
November 11, 2016
To all Allies in the Episcopal Church and Beyond, Shocked by the Election
I’m writing this post to my fellow progressive, white Episcopalians, but I also write it...
October 13, 2016
According to Dictionary.com, a microaggression is "a subtle, but offensive comment or action directed...
September 14, 2016
As I see you standing there. I’m not sure what to do. I wasn’t expecting...
September 13, 2016
We Need to Care About the Dakota Access Pipeline
German Shepherds have always freaked me out. I remember being about 7 years old and...
August 14, 2016
Sexism in the Church
This topic was bound to come up given some of the things that are going...
July 13, 2016
The Healing Spirit
In the halls of my Alma Mater, Wesley Theological Seminary, is a fresco called The...
June 14, 2016
Defiantly Love Your Neighbor
While many people have said what I’m about to say - I will say it...
May 13, 2016
Closed Hearts, Closed Minds, Closed Doors: A Letter to all LGBTQIA and Allied United Methodists
You are loved. You were made in the image of God. You are part of...
March 27, 2016
Hey it’s Jesus in an Easter Dress Sitting in the Lotus, but You don’t Recognize Him
I cried on Easter Sunday...actually, Jesus my bridegroom wept because again He went unrecognized. It's...
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 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...
September 12, 2015
The Inscrutable Sacred Thread
Expansive listening is something good singers come to understand and practice. In this type of...
September 08, 2015
Call and Affirmation
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the...
August 17, 2015
Five Elements of Church Error (part 2 of 5) – Leaving Slavery & Segregation Behind
Do you believe in slavery? Would your church hire a pro-segregation minister? Would you be...
August 08, 2015
What does emergent mean to a parish church?
I’ve read enough about the Emergent Church to ask the question, “What does emergent mean”...
July 17, 2015
Five Elements of Church Error – The Unexpected Jesus (Part 1of 4)
Part 1: Were We Wrong About Jesus Being Wrong About Eschatology? Early in my journey...
July 14, 2015
To Lament Injustice
A few months ago I wrote about a situation at Northwest Nazarene University where Tom...
July 11, 2015
Us or Them versus Us for Them
Us or Them versus Us for Them Ahh. The Bible. Romans 14. Read this...
July 08, 2015
Mobility is an ongoing issue, and church statisticians tell us that a church has essentially...
June 08, 2015
Stepping Away from Leadership Voluntarily
I have had, over the years, some interesting and deeply thoughtful conversations with leaders, primarily...
May 16, 2015
The Hiddenness of God, How Resurrection Can Be Disappointing, and the Future of the Church
Kelley Hudlow is an attorney and Episcopal Deacon who lives in Alabama. She recently invited...
April 14, 2015
A Life of Love and Academic Freedom
tenure: the right to keep a job (especially the job of being a professor...
April 08, 2015
Accompaniment as Emergence
I’ve been called to a ministry of accompaniment that means I have chosen to walk...
March 14, 2015
Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental
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