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July 28, 2016
Westboro Baptist, Eye-gazing + #DemsInPhilly
Why would a Christian Yogi Mama head into Philadelphia amidst the crowds of Bernie or...
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...
February 08, 2016
Lent arrives this week with its themes of fasting, reflection, and penance. As I prepare,...
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 11, 2015
Lean In to the Conversations that Scare You
Recently, this question was asked on a Facebook page: "What do we do with White...
October 19, 2015
Father Richard Rohr on Sacred Wounds by Author Teresa Pasquale
Father Richard Rohr authored the foreword for Teresa Pasquale's new book, Sacred Wounds: A Path...
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 08, 2015
Mobility is an ongoing issue, and church statisticians tell us that a church has essentially...
June 14, 2015
We Go Up to the Mountains
I am blessed to live in a place where we can easily go up to...
June 08, 2015
Stepping Away from Leadership Voluntarily
I have had, over the years, some interesting and deeply thoughtful conversations with leaders, primarily...
May 05, 2015
Sit with me in the I don’t know
Does the weight of the world lie heavy on your shoulders most days these past...
April 19, 2015
Why Busy Christians Need to Learn from Thomas Merton
The Catholic mystic Thomas Merton’s witness and wisdom can help those of us seeking to...
April 08, 2015
Accompaniment as Emergence
I’ve been called to a ministry of accompaniment that means I have chosen to walk...
March 17, 2015
“You’re Only As Good As Your Friends”
Last night, Anthony Smith (aka Postmodern Negro) and I celebrated our 10-year friendiversary with an...
March 13, 2015
Apocalypse on all Our Houses… a guest post from Pamela Chaddock
From a 7 minute slideshow presentation given at Christianity 21 in Phoenix, 2015, by progressive...
February 18, 2015
“Flipped” About Lent & Resurrection
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of lengthening, stretching...
February 08, 2015
Compassion When We Disagree
I was listening the other day to someone talk vehemently about religious people who hold...
January 17, 2015
Let’s Talk About Race
This week at my church, Solomon's Porch, while our usual master of ceremonies, Doug Pagitt,...
January 04, 2015
Living Life on the Inhale
So which one are you? An I N H A L E R or an...
December 18, 2014
This Advent, Think Different. What Is GOD Waiting For?
It’s Advent again. This is the time, leading up to Christmas, when we reflect upon...
December 03, 2014
‘Tis the Season for Gift Giving
Whether it’s Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa that you observe, the season of gift giving is...
November 16, 2014
An Emergent Episcopalian Shares Some Thoughts about the Church
Many of us in the emergent conversation have left institutional Christianity. We do not trust...
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...
November 05, 2014
What do Pee Wee Herman and Non-Attachment have in common?
Two days ago I purchased my monthly copy of Mantra Yoga+Health magazine. I was anticipating...
November 04, 2014
Election Day: Recuperation, Trasformismo, and a Spectacularized & Commodified Jesus
Cricket: Jesus is never mad at us — if we live with him in our...
October 30, 2014
You can’t give it up, can you?
Several years ago, after what I thought was a horrible ordination process, I decided to...
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