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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)
You just can't imagine what they must be going through. You don't know what you...
November 23, 2016
When Inclusion Becomes a “Divisive Political Issue”
One of the school districts in the Kansas City area has banned teachers from wearing...
November 16, 2016
The Country Needs Us, And We Need You: A Call to Action
Guest Post: by C. Shawn McGuffey Since the election I have been saddened. Luckily, I...
November 13, 2016
A Broken Hallelujah: How SNL Helped Us Grieve
There's a reason they call it a "cold open." There is no intro. No setting...
November 09, 2016
I’m With Them
"My head is pounding and I feel sick; but I can't go to bed because...
November 07, 2016
10 Things That Will Still Be True After Election Day
This morning my phone flashed a cute little notification that said "Tomorrow is election day!"...
November 01, 2016
The War On Fall
Let me tell you this really sad thing I used to do when I lived...
October 26, 2016
Election Fatigue: 10 Spiritual Practices for Toxic Times
I want to write about election fatigue. But I'm too tired. I've been dragging, feeling...
October 12, 2016
The Main Issue That Faith-Based Voters Should Be Asking Tough Questions About
Here are things that I hear faith-based voters talking about this election season: -Abortion -Marriage -Guns (because...
October 08, 2016
How Trump is Making Misogyny Great Again
Last week, women's health experts and other commentators detailed the “abusive behaviors” exhibited in Trump’s debate performance....
September 20, 2016
Read the Comments: Terence Crutcher and Our Sin of Silence
Again. AGAIN. Again this morning I am sitting in front of the screen with the...
September 14, 2016
Exit the Echo Chamber: Bipartisanship As An Act of Faith
Guest Post: by Sarah Stewart Holland Twice a week, I co-host a political podcast with...
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