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December 13, 2017
Christmas in the Intersections
I am a person who lives in intersections. My life is spent standing in the...
April 15, 2017
I’m Sorry: Reflection on Grief for Holy Saturday
Easter is great, no question, but today, the day before, is a day to...
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,...
February 16, 2017
Be Ready: Kindness to Strangers
The problem with strangers is that they can be a little strange. One time I...
February 13, 2017
A Moment of Honesty with Myself
I have been trying not to think about how I am feeling. I am a...
January 16, 2017
Beyond Dreaming, Toward Repentance
"It is my fear that, though we may not embrace an outright substitutionary atonement theology...
November 15, 2016
A letter to my congregation after the election
Dear Beloveds, I am writing to witness that for some of you, the election...
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...
September 15, 2016
Splendid are those: Falling in love with Vehicle City
Today marks almost exactly one month that I’ve been in Flint. I am the interim...
September 10, 2016
Progressive Evangelical Female’s story of pornography and sexual addiction
I am a progressive evangelical. I like to think of myself as a baptiscostal floating...
August 15, 2016
Milwaukee and the Space Between
What is the name for the thing that happens when people ask you to do...
August 02, 2016
When Faith Fades
O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to...
July 17, 2016
No more loyal love, no more compassion
Have you ever cried so much that you run out of tears? The post I...
July 14, 2016
At a Loss for Words
This will sound so cliche. But, I'm just at a loss for words. +France and...
June 24, 2016
Learning To Live A Better Story
In 1949, American scholar, Joseph Campbell, published a book called The Hero With a Thousand Faces,...
June 15, 2016
Those Who Grieve Deeply
CW: Pulse shooting, grief “The thing is,” my friend said recently, “Jesus can’t...
June 11, 2016
3 reasons why I am going to the Wildgoose Festival- AGAIN!
Three Reasons Why I am going to the Wildgoose Festival this Summer In 2005, my...
May 25, 2016
Confessions from Wild Goose 2015
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you maybe...
May 18, 2016
Breaking the Church’s Silence About Sex Addiction, Trafficking & Recovery
Breaking the Silence Last weekend I sat among a group of 70 pastors listening intently...
May 15, 2016
The shortest verse
I remember being a kid and finding out that the shortest verse in the King...
April 26, 2016
Contemplative Activism: An Outflow of the Broken Heart
“Justice is the outflow of the broken heart.” James Finley I have been an activist...
April 15, 2016
That Small Voice
Last week, I was approved by the credentialing body of my denomination; that is, the...
April 13, 2016
Midwives in the Struggle
In the United States we have moved away from the practice of midwifery for the...
March 26, 2016
Trump, the ministry of reconciliation, and how to train your new puppy!
As the race towards the presidential nomination builds momentum, the rhetoric between candidates is becoming...
March 15, 2016
Activism, Nurture, Community: This Is My Body, Which Is For You
March 12 is the 26th anniversary of the Capitol Crawl, one of the most significant...
February 16, 2016
Invite the misfits
“Next time you have the opportunity,” Jesus taught, “when you are having a dinner for...
February 15, 2016
The Walls We Build Can’t Protect Us From Ourselves
It would be amusing if it wasn't so chilling. Looking at old movies at the...
February 13, 2016
How I Found God After Leaving Religion
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move...
February 11, 2016
3 Things Folks Experiencing Homelessness Need from You
Three Things Our Friends Experiencing Homelessness Need from You I spend my days working at...
February 08, 2016
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