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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...
May 26, 2017
Last Day of School Blues: Making Space for Sad
My boy is 6. He hasn't gotten the memo that the last day of school...
May 23, 2017
Threats Foreign and Domestic: a Manchester Bombing and a Maryland Murder
This is a post about terrorism. It has no artful nuance. No snarky edge, no...
May 18, 2017
Mourning the Terrible Legacy of Roger Ailes
As a person of faith, I do not celebrate death. Death can be peaceful; death...
May 11, 2017
Duke Drama: A Lesson In Mission Focus
A guest post from my friend (and Duke Divinity School alum) Chris Furr. When I...
May 10, 2017
Prayer for Uncertain Times: Embracing Mystery as an Act of Resistance
Most of our human existential crises can be traced to a single source: our deep desire to...
April 07, 2017
Wars of Convenience
Just to recap... The current administration put a ban on Syrian refugees (among others) entering...
March 31, 2017
We Should Not Be Alone: What Mike Pence Is Really Saying About Women
This just in: men cannot be trusted with women. This is not fake news, or snarky...
March 30, 2017
Stories Untold: Saving Sesame Street from the America First Budget
Guest post: Rev. Elizabeth Grasham I won’t bury the lede: I vehemently oppose President Trump’s...
March 16, 2017
A Traveling Musician’s America
Happy to share this great guest post with you today...by my little brother! As a...
March 15, 2017
Nazi Apologists and Klan Support: The New Normal for this GOP
So, this is where we are: This week, Rep. Steve King issued a confounding Tweet...
March 10, 2017
My Hope is Built
Happy Friday, y'all. I am having THE best day. It's my day off, so I...
February 23, 2017
Close to Home: The Human Cost of Racist Rhetoric
Early spring in the Midwest means that my neighborhood has been a picturesque snapshot of...
February 08, 2017
#ShePersisted: Warren Silenced for Calling a Racist a Racist
While we were screaming into the void about the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, the Senate...
January 31, 2017
Reading As An Act of Resistance: How the Nerds Inherit the Earth
I read Animal Farm in high school. I learned that power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely....
January 30, 2017
When to Go Rogue: What Jesus Says About Saving Life and Breaking Rules
One sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed...
January 20, 2017
Creative Resistance: 7 (Other) Ways to Spend Inauguration Day
Despite the American flag shaped fireworks lighting up the sky, it is a dark day....
January 19, 2017
Back to Work For Affordable Healthcare
It's kind of a fog, but from what I recall, we had a 3-year-old and a...
January 14, 2017
A Confession For MLK Day: What Trump’s John Lewis Tweets Say About Us
I confess, not much surprises me anymore. After the election, I became a little despondent....
January 11, 2017
10 Words From Obama’s Farewell Speech (That You Won’t Hear Again For Awhile)
In 2005, I attended a Sojourner's conference in D.C. The theme was ending poverty, and...
January 09, 2017
The Difference Between Celebrity and Authority: Meryl Streep Gets It, Trump Never Will
Her Highness Meryl Streep preached a sermon at the Golden Globes last night. As she accepted...
January 05, 2017
10 Ways to Care for Someone (When Nothing Will Fix It)
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