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April 11, 2018
Sick and Tired: The Real Burden That Lawmakers Place on Teachers
Guest post: My friend Tasha is one of many teachers in Kentucky (and elsewhere)...
April 10, 2018
And Who Else Would We Be?
I wrote a book last summer. It made me really angry. That book *officially* releases...
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 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 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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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 18, 2017
Footballs, Flags, and the Myth of Redemptive Violence
Guest post: Chris Furr The most popular entertainment company in America, the NFL, is slowly...
October 05, 2017
Pro-Life Congressman is a Total Hypocrite, and Other Totally Unsurprising News
If that title sounds extreme and click-baity, that's intentional. Because the headlines (and tag lines,...
October 02, 2017
Your Prayers Mean Nothing: God Is Tired of Hearing About Guns
I recognize fully that I am screaming into the void here. These words fall on...
September 28, 2017
Wide Awake: True Confessions of a Bedtime Hater
We've become a nation of walking zombies. It is affecting not just our health, but...
September 11, 2017
How 9/11 Gave Us President Trump
Earlier today, a friend (who was actually there) commented that the events of 9/11 set off...
September 05, 2017
$h^+ Jesus Says: On DACA, Pharisees, and Bogus Authority
The Bible mentions care and welcome of immigrants more than 90 times in the Old...
August 29, 2017
After the Storm: Help and Hope After Harvey
The last few days have been grim and heartbreaking. At the same time, we have...
August 15, 2017
Trump Just Gave Us the Mother of All Civics Lessons: How Racism Works
I never (ever. ever) thought I would say this--but the president taught us an important...
August 12, 2017
Show Us Your Faces
They tried to stop it, you know. Local business owners. City officials. The University. Thinking...
August 09, 2017
Faith, Fire and Fury: Trump, Jeffress, and the Dangerous Theology of Kings
Guest Post: Rev. Brandon Gilvin I have a love-hate relationship with journalism that covers religion....
July 26, 2017
Lace Up, and Go Care for the Wounded
A sad truth for today: I have maybe the best, most timely and important post...
July 25, 2017
Scouts Honor: 3 Responses to… Well, You Know
This morning, the internet was imploding with reactions to Trump's address to the annual Boy...
July 21, 2017
Healthcare Is Sick and Making the Economy Sicker
Some folks seem to be operating under the delusion that Obamacare is some kind of...
June 06, 2017
Rev. William Barber II is the Voice of the Moral Minority
I had this whole post in my head... about Trump's unbelievable Tweet criticizing the mayor of...
June 02, 2017
How to Write That Apology Letter to Your Grandchildren
Lately my kids have been into the "silly sentences" activities in their National Geographic Kids...
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