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February 03, 2017
7 Reasons to Keep the Johnson Act: Protecting our Binding Covenants of Church and State
When he wasn't picking fights with our allies; or Tweeting war threats in the middle...
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...
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 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!"...
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...
September 09, 2016
Let Love Be Overheard
I went to breakfast yesterday at a usual neighborhood place. There was a Muslim family there...
August 22, 2016
Get Ready for the Polyamory Movement
Guest post, by Katherine Willis Pershey. As a theologically progressive pastor serving in the...
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 03, 2016
Passing the Peace
Hi, folks. I took a week or so away from blogging to finish my book, and...
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...
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 22, 2016
Get Off the Fence: Why “We Welcome Everyone” Isn’t Enough
Since last week's horrific shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, many pastors have offered words...
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...
May 24, 2016
$10 In My Pocket
Guest Post: by Tiffany Flaming I have $10 in my pocket. It might as well...
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 12, 2016
Don’t Like Your Pastor? Don’t Leave Your Church
There's a blog post going around called "So You Don't Like your Pastor..." I read...
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...
May 05, 2016
5 Small Steps to a Simpler Closet (and Safer Planet)
Earlier this week, I shared a post about my family's Sock Scavenger Hunt. I paid my...
May 03, 2016
Lost and Found: A Parable In Socks
You know what was great about living in the desert all those years? Among other...
April 27, 2016
Sidestepping Sexism: It’s Just Easier
Yesterday a blog troll called me a fascist bitch. Also yesterday--an elderly funeral director told...
April 21, 2016
Handing Hate the Microphone
Kansas legislators recently introduced a measure that would require transgender students (at public schools and universities)...
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 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...
April 06, 2016
Gaps in History: Talking to Kids About Race and Privilege
My niece--my daughter's cousin and BFF since birth--is biracial. Together, these girls choreograph synchronized dance...
March 22, 2016
The World is Our Home: Terrorism, Holy Week, and Other Things We’d Like to Forget
If you know anything about personality typing, then I can tell you I'm an ENFP,...
March 12, 2016
Something Wicked This Way Comes: When Trump Comes to Town
He's coming. To Kansas City. Tonight. It is a gray, dull, drizzly day here, which...
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