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March 14, 2018
Miracles of the Dust: Stephen Hawking, Science and Sacred Embodiment
He opened up the heavens for us. And he was an atheist. Stephen Hawking long...
March 09, 2018
Winter’s Dramatic Conversion
“Really,” he said, “I’m not one for sunflower and birdsong. It’s just too precious, too...
March 05, 2018
Parenting the Resistance: 5 Ways to Have Hard Conversations with Kids
It went down like this: "Mommy, I have a joke for you, listen. How long...
February 27, 2018
A Long List of Questions: And Why Arming Teachers Is Not the Answer
Guest Post: Aimee Hicks Graham in-san-ity. noun: The state of madness (synonyms: madness, dementia, lunacy, instability, mania,...
February 20, 2018
A Better Way: Support of Haiti Orphanages Does More Harm Than Good
Guest Post: Margot DeGreef It's a common sight: American church groups traveling in matching t-shirts, with a...
February 15, 2018
Jesus is Not the Answer: 5 Tangible Actions for Gun Sense
Let's just get this out of the way: Jesus is not going to fix our...
February 07, 2018
Friends With Benefits: Why We Need More Affection
It was a 3-hour train ride. We didn't put the armrest down between us, and...
February 05, 2018
Built to Serve: Dodge Truck Ad is an Exercise in Misappropriation
Toyota--good game. Although, would it have killed you to have a woman rabbi or something?...
January 26, 2018
Career Obsessed Banshees with Snake-Filled Heads: Why Courtland Sykes Is No Joke
Career-obsessed banshees. She-devils who shriek from the tops of tall buildings. Mean-spirited radical feminists. Women...
January 24, 2018
Not One More: Eleven Shootings in Three Weeks, With A Long List of Accomplices
Three weeks into the 2018 school year, there have been eleven school shootings in the...
January 15, 2018
White, Polite, and Part of the Problem: How to Honor MLK Day
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that white people, as a rule, like for...
January 08, 2018
Not-So-Little Black Dresses
"I'm not usually into award shows... but I watched every minute of the Golden Globes...
January 02, 2018
The “Time, Talent & Treasure” Approach to Simplifying Your Life
As a rule, I do not believe in New Year's resolutions. If you need to make...
December 19, 2017
In Pro-life America, Would Mary Survive the Night?
Drive down a Missouri highway, and you will not be distracted by any scenic vistas....
December 18, 2017
Christmas Card Blues
Y'all, I had the best of intentions this year. Got family pictures taken in early...
December 13, 2017
Alabama is Not the Problem: Roy Moore and the Greater Sins of America
A lot of people are hating on Alabama, and the South in general lately. As the...
December 12, 2017
Peace, Love, Music: 10 Christmas Songs of Resistance
Let's be real: 90% of the Christmas music they play on the radio is garbage....
December 11, 2017
What Mary Knew
Allow me a Grinch-y moment folks... I love Christmas, but some of the secular trappings...
December 06, 2017
It’s About Time: The Person of the Year is… Women
It's a good day for women. And, in general, it's about time women had a...
December 05, 2017
All the Rage: What’s “In” This Holiday Season
So, happy Advent, everyone! What should we talk about today? The fact that the President...
December 04, 2017
Let God’s Blessings Trickle Down Slowly (and Other Stuff The Bible Doesn’t Say)
Let justice trickle down like a leaky faucet... Praise God from whom all blessings trickle...
November 29, 2017
A Slow Burn: Why Matt Lauer Got Fired But Trump Is Still President
Bill Cosby. Louis C.K. Billy Bush. Harvey Weinstein. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. They're dropping like...
November 28, 2017
Outside the Box: Rethinking Holiday Charitable Giving
I am fundamentally opposed to Black Friday shopping. For many reasons, not the least of...
November 22, 2017
Holidays Are Complicated: But You Are Loved
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for...
November 13, 2017
At the Same Table: On God’s Economy, and Serving Two Masters
A stewardship sermon on Luke 16:1-13. The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 16 Then Jesus said to...
November 07, 2017
Do Not Go Gentle: For Fear of Death, For Love of Guns
Do not go gentle into that good night... Rage, rage against the dying of the...
November 02, 2017
5 Things for the Next 500 Years: The Church and the Next Reformation
Thanks to my friend Danny Gulden for this guest thoughts, as we mark the 500th...
October 30, 2017
The Surprisingly Predictable Reason People Leave Church
Yesterday, a young woman walked into my office for new member class. I'd never met...
October 25, 2017
Who Markets the Gospel Better Than Church? Burger King, and Basically Everybody
Y'all know I love Church, right? LOVE it. For all of its imperfections, bumbling ways...
October 20, 2017
40 Things For My 40th Birthday: What I’m Giving Up, Embracing, Or Not Even Worried About
I’m trying to say it out loud, so here goes: I’m 40. Four-oh. 4-times-10. FORTY....
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