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May 23, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: When Summer Was Outside
For today's Wednesday writing prompt, I was going to invite you to describe a summer...
May 22, 2018
Very Christian White Guys: Here’s the Problem with Complementarianism
It was a fun weekend. I had a book signing at my local Barnes and...
May 21, 2018
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May 17, 2018
$h*t Jesus Says: “These Are Not People, They’re Animals” Edition
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May 16, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: 10 Books That Never Leave You
Anne Shirley is the reason I never shut up. The reason I happily remain "too...
May 15, 2018
The Real Cost of Evangelical Influence in Foreign Policy
Trump’s evangelical voter base has taken on a larger-than-life influence in this administration. And it's...
May 10, 2018
This is America: Childish Gambino’s Uncomfortable Portrait of Us
Donald Glover's Childish Gambino video portrays a tension between the "America" we want to think...
May 09, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: Facebook’s 10 Album Challenge
Social media is equal parts toxic rhetoric and mindless drivel some days. And yes, maybe...
May 08, 2018
Methodist Bishops Call BS on Patriarchy
At their conference, United Methodists failed to pass amendments to recognize women as equal and...
May 07, 2018
The Gospel of Toxic Masculinity: Why the Southern Baptists are Actually Condoning Domestic Abuse (Whether They Mean To Or Not)
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May 04, 2018
The Stormy Pamphlet: A Hamilton Parody for a President and a Porn Star
As the Trump-Stormy Daniels debacle continues to make headlines, enjoy this spoof on "The Reynolds...
May 02, 2018
Kansas ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Hurts Children and the Economy
Kansas lawmakers are trying to push through a bill that would allow adoption and foster...
May 01, 2018
Strong Words and Strong Women: And Other Things That Make Us *&%$#@^ Uncomfortable
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April 30, 2018
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16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that...
April 26, 2018
Farewell, Apu: Problematic Simpsons Character May be Leaving Springfield
Viewers of "The Simpsons" have grown increasingly vocal about the problematic nature of Apu, with...
April 25, 2018
Is Church for Extroverts?
Most churches are designed by and for extroverts. To be truly diverse, we need to...
April 24, 2018
Women in the House: Tammy Duckworth (and her baby) Make Way for Equal Representation
It's a good week for girls. Sen. Tammy Duckworth was already killing it as the...
April 19, 2018
Church-Shopping 101: The 3 Things Your Church Website Should Say in One Click
Before investing time in your church, potential guests want to know as much as they...
April 18, 2018
Coffee Break: A Self-Imposed Time-out for Starbucks
Some might say it’s a little too late, but Starbucks is taking a step in...
April 11, 2018
Sick and Tired: The Real Burden That Lawmakers Place on Teachers
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April 10, 2018
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April 03, 2018
Easter Snow: A Frozen Hallelujah, Étude
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March 30, 2018
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Because for the real, the raw, and the unimaginable that this day brings... sometimes art...
March 26, 2018
Wands Up: Did Harry Potter Shape A Generation For The Resistance?
I remember seeing it go by in the blur of rage that was election season:...
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
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February 27, 2018
A Long List of Questions: And Why Arming Teachers Is Not the Answer
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February 20, 2018
A Better Way: Support of Haiti Orphanages Does More Harm Than Good
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