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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...
September 09, 2016
Let Love Be Overheard
I went to breakfast yesterday at a usual neighborhood place. There was a Muslim family there...
September 07, 2016
We Don’t Dance on Graves: To Those Celebrating the Death of Phyllis Schlafly
People. Get ahold of yourselves. I get it. She tried to single-handedly squelch the Equal Rights...
August 16, 2016
10 Life Hacks To Try If You Favor “Outsiders” with “No Experience”
I kind of get it. Many people feel they have no voice in decisions that...
August 12, 2016
The Gift of Hard Things: How to Use Yaconelli’s New Book
New life goal: write a book that gets the resounding endorsement of Anne Lamott. Of...
August 05, 2016
A Privileged Seat at the Table
Guest Post: by Jordan Blevins Bles The table is always expanding - making room for...
August 03, 2016
Passing the Peace
Hi, folks. I took a week or so away from blogging to finish my book, and...
July 16, 2016
Which Amendment Comes First? Guns, Muslims, and Fear that Trumps Freedom
After Senator Chris Murphy led a 15-hour filibuster; and other lawmakers, led by Rep. John Lewis,...
July 11, 2016
Good Christian Sex: Not an Oxymoron
Guest Post, by Bromleigh McCleneghan Last spring, I told the committee that hired me as the...
July 08, 2016
The End of Us: Where Love Is Not Enough
Love is not enough. I'm a pastor, so I'm not supposed to say that. As...
July 07, 2016
Who is My Neighbor? Police Shootings and Those We Leave For Dead
I am writing a book about family values--not the James Dobson kind, that are dependent...
June 30, 2016
Why We Don’t Want To Be Made Well
Guest post: by Ed Cyzewski Do you have any moments from your past that make...
June 27, 2016
Pro-Choice, Anti-Abortion: Why the SCOTUS Ruling on Abortion is Good for Everyone
Hi, my name is Erin and I'm a feminist. I am also a Christian who...
June 17, 2016
They Want Us Dead: Hate and Marginalized Communities
A powerful guest post from my college friend, Shawn McGuffey. An important read that needs to be...
June 15, 2016
Grief for the Villians
A guest post: by Rev. Elizabeth Grasham My ex-husband calls my cellphone once a week...
June 13, 2016
Disarming Hate: After Orlando
Another day, another mass shooting. Another opportunity for political propaganda-ing and moral posturing and "we'll...
June 09, 2016
Running While Female: A Survivor’s Story
The story of Brock Turner has rape culture on everyone's minds this week--but that story...
June 06, 2016
The Late and The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, and What Gets Remembered
I know nothing about boxing. Except that it's a dang sight more artful and athletic...
June 02, 2016
The Small World of a #TrendingTopic: Gorillas and Other Big Things
I thought we'd be done talking about the gorilla by now. Clearly, we are still...
June 01, 2016
Ticking Clock and Turning Tide
We are not theme park people. We are National Park people. We are beach people....
May 24, 2016
$10 In My Pocket
Guest Post: by Tiffany Flaming I have $10 in my pocket. It might as well...
May 23, 2016
Beneath Our Feet: A Summer Psalm
1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set...
May 19, 2016
Transgender Travel: People are Mostly Okay
Airport people watching is one of my favorite activities. In general, airports make me anxious....
May 17, 2016
The Soulmaking Room: Review
There's an obscure story in 2 Kings (that reads "Second Kings," for all you politicians...
May 09, 2016
Cleaning the Brushes: The Never-Done Work of Ministry
My friend Kory shares some thoughts on the "never done-ness" of ministry. On behalf of...
May 06, 2016
Healing and Holding Up the World: A Tribute for National Nurse Week
Guest Post: by Elizabeth Myer Boulton My mother was a nurse all her professional life...
April 20, 2016
7 Ways From Sunday: 7 True Things From 7 Years of Blogging
Yesterday, I logged into my "back end" blog stuff to edit something and noticed--purely by...
April 13, 2016
Only Libraries Can Save Us Now
I did not know that National Library Week was a thing, but I am a fan. Let's...
April 11, 2016
10 Things Scarier Than a Trans Person In Your Bathroom
We know better than to read the comments section. But sometimes I can't help myself. As...
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