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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...
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...
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