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April 03, 2018
Easter Snow: A Frozen Hallelujah, Étude
There was candy. There was singing and there were flowers, and kids in bright new...
April 13, 2017
For 30 Pieces of Silver, and a Piece of Chocolate Cake
And Jesus gathered his disciples, those he loved best. A fresh loaf of bread on...
March 23, 2016
Go Prepare a Place: Holy Week and Political Trans-Shaming
If you haven't been following the Kansas politiscape, then you're welcome. It is a mind-melting,...
March 22, 2016
The World is Our Home: Terrorism, Holy Week, and Other Things We’d Like to Forget
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February 17, 2016
Die Laughing: It’s a Lent Thing
It's all heavy sometimes. Life. Ministry. Lent. Winter. An election year. All of it. Some...
April 03, 2015
Here is Your Son, Here is Your Mother
"Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and...
April 02, 2015
Resurrection Matters: The Holy Unknowing
The insistence on a literal, physical, bodily resurrection is killing the conservative Church. The denial...
March 31, 2015
Holy Week Survival Guide: 10 Life Hacks for Clergy
Lace up the trainers, zip up your robe. Eye of the tiger, baby. It is...
March 26, 2015
From the Crowd to the Cross: Palm Sunday and Religious Liberty
Palm Sunday--the gateway to Holy Week. Which is not only deeply sacred and important and...
March 18, 2015
For Lent, I was going write about Lent. Well and often. And then, I found...
March 11, 2015
Unlaced and Undone
There was a “Kindness Assembly” at my daughter’s school today. One kid from each class...
March 09, 2015
Winter’s Dramatic Conversion
“Really,” he said, “I'm not one for sunflower and birdsong. It's just too precious, too...
March 04, 2015
The Damp Murkiness of our Inner Underworld
“There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and...
March 03, 2015
The Cross We Bear: Capital Punishment and the “Worthiness” Narrative of Christianity
Christians love a conversion story. American Christians especially. Kelli Gissendaner’s is a good one. Faith leaders...
February 25, 2015
The Lord is my shepherd, whether I like it or not. I shall...
February 24, 2015
Dark Before Dawn: A Soundtrack for Lent
I usually put out a playlist sometime around Holy Week. But this year, I started...
February 18, 2015
Water and Ash
From dust you were born. And to dust, you will return. Is that a threat,...
February 05, 2015
Six People You Need to Forgive
Ah, the reject pile... No, not photos of people who got kicked out of new member...
April 18, 2014
In New Skin, Again
Yes, this is what I do when I should be working on sermon notes, or...
April 17, 2014
Broken and Othered
This morning, I went to an interfaith Service of Unity and Hope at the Jewish...
March 27, 2014
Buzzfeed Your Soul: Which Whatever Are You?
Which Downton Abby character are you? Buzzfeed wanted to know. Ok, fine. I’ll play. I...
March 17, 2014
Green With Cultural Envy: Why We’re Over the Top for Every Possible Holiday
The Sunday before Valentine's day, I was doing my usual Sunday afternoon thing--staring at the...
March 11, 2014
If My Wings Should Fail Me
I'm back among the living after a week down with the flu. Not a 24...
March 27, 2013
Love, Lars, and Lent Lessons
Have you seen ‘Lars and the Real Girl?’ If not, stop reading this—no seriously, right...
March 26, 2013
A Song and a Prayer: The Holy Week Playlist
Throughout the season of Advent, Christmas music (for better or worse) blares at us everywhere we...
March 22, 2013
The desert in blessed springtime… Crystal blue skies, perfect temperatures, and actual green stuff creeping...
March 14, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: Seeds and Weeds Edition
For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,...
March 12, 2013
Using Our Words: Power Verbs for the Language of Faith
As the mother of two preschoolers, I find myself saying this thing that used to...
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This week, Patheos asked its bloggers to reflect on spiritual practices that we find especially...
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