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November 01, 2012
Thin Places: Sanctuary
I love Halloween. Seriously, when else do you get to be a rockstar-gypsy-cowgirl AND eat...
October 31, 2012
Cut and Paste
I've had a startling revelation--I'm conservative. At least, the elements of my life reflect conservative...
October 30, 2012
…but the Lord was not in the wind
They're like Voldemort. Or perhaps I should say, "he who must not be named.' Because...
October 29, 2012
Every year we complain. "The traffic is terrible!" "The lines are ridiculous!" "The stuff is...
October 26, 2012
In the Presence of the World
Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch....
October 25, 2012
How God Gets Stuff Done
It seems Mr Mourdock didn't get the message--that when God wants to get something done,...
October 24, 2012
A Bad Political Hair Day
That's what I would say, if you were slinging your hair around my territory. Alas,...
October 22, 2012
just say grace
God forgive us: when we would rather be right than do right. God forgive us:...
October 19, 2012
One More Piece of the Puzzle
On a lighter note... One of the most miraculous parts of parenting, by far, is listening...
October 17, 2012
Primetime Throwdown (yes, Brian Williams just said ‘throwdown…’)
It was a long night. I went to sleep at a decent hour, then woke...
October 16, 2012
Like a Child
When the kids hit that tiny carpet square in Worship and Wonder, they say some...
October 09, 2012
In the End, There’s Cake
My kids have birthdays this week. They will be 2 and 4. And while I...
October 05, 2012
I was at a conference this week. Which meant i slept in a hotel room, without my...
September 27, 2012
I'm preaching on the Golden Rule this Sunday. Total snooze, right? It seems like the...
September 26, 2012
50 Shades of “Seriously?”
Speaking of porn... (yes, we were. yesterday, remember?) Alright, you know i'm all for equality....
September 25, 2012
The Pottery Barn Catalog (and other pornographic literature…)
It's here! It's here! The October Pottery Barn catalog...be still my heart. I mean, it...
September 21, 2012
something i wrote last weekend in Prescott. remembering that sacred space today, here in the...
September 13, 2012
I showed up at Dorothy's door with a 3-month-old baby in-hand. At that point, Dorothy...
September 12, 2012
Preparing a Place
Sometimes the best, most life-giving things in the life of a church evolve without a...
September 07, 2012
When it rains in Phoenix, people can talk of nothing else. Srsly. Facebook, yoga class,...
September 06, 2012
The One Where I’m the Grownup
Find a person who is good at what they do, and ask them a simple question:...
August 31, 2012
I Gotta Ramble…
I haven't posted anything in a whole week. This was not intentional, just one of...
August 22, 2012
Sometimes, It Falls from the Sky
It was one of those rare Phoenix days when everything shimmered with a utopian light....
August 21, 2012
I mean... way to say it out loud, Mr. Akin. Your ignorance may be astounding--horrific,...
August 17, 2012
Ask: Why Fear of Death is Killing the Church
if we were not all so afraid of our own mortality, we'd be much more...
August 16, 2012
On Doing, and Being Done
Sometimes, our addiction to that two-letter word--DO--is, in fact, the very thing standing in the...
August 15, 2012
Ode to Phoenix in Summer
Waves of heat dance off the pavement, ominous vipers hissing, "don't passsss by here..." The neighboring cactus,...
August 14, 2012
If You’re Still Saying “Lifestyle,” We’ve Still Got a Problem…
Music, diet, geography, recreation, spending habits, technology, wardrobe, living space…This is a lifestyle. And each...
August 10, 2012
What Whining Will Get You…
I've got two small children. I know what whining sounds like. Sometimes, before the request...
August 09, 2012
A Good Word
The essence of being 'timely' has utterly changed, now that news can travel to us...
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