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April 25, 2018
Is Church for Extroverts?
Most churches are designed by and for extroverts. To be truly diverse, we need to...
February 15, 2018
Jesus is Not the Answer: 5 Tangible Actions for Gun Sense
Let's just get this out of the way: Jesus is not going to fix our...
November 22, 2017
Holidays Are Complicated: But You Are Loved
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for...
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...
February 28, 2017
$h*T Jesus Says: Weapons and Walls Edition
Further proof that the GOP is working overtime to distance itself from the faith-based voter:...
February 06, 2017
From SNL to the Super Bowl, a Good Weekend for Girl Power
It's been a rough season for the ladies. Ever since the release of those tapes--the...
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...
May 11, 2016
How Jesus Saves the World (From Us): A Review
Some political consultants on NPR this morning--one Democrat, one Republican--were talking about the current election...
April 26, 2016
This is Me, Not Writing About Beyoncé
It's here. The Queen dropped a super secret new album on Saturday night on HBO....
February 22, 2016
Conservatives Worried About Trump…For All the Wrong Reasons
Here's the good news. And the bad news. Conservative evangelicals are getting nervous about Donald...
February 01, 2016
Trump and the Christian Persecution Complex
I found myself beginning morning prayer today with a sincere "Dear God... please do not...
January 14, 2016
Still, Always: What Alan Rickman Really Gave Us
Many of the miracle stories in the gospels have a common denominator: the hush factor. After...
October 27, 2015
Bumps in the Night: Why We Love to Turn Up the Terror
I think I was about 15 the first time I read Pet Sematary. I was...
September 29, 2015
EXPECTO PATRONUM! And Other Spells That Don’t Ensure Your Internet Safety
Listen. Most any 'change in privacy' notice you see on Facebook is a scam. Social...
September 23, 2015
Get it Together, America–We’ve Got Company
Maybe this week in U.S. news is no more embarrassing than any other. But I...
September 22, 2015
Talking to Strangers: Scene in a Bar
I was drinking a beer. That was her first clue that I wasn’t a real...
August 20, 2015
The Naked Truth About Dress Codes
Women's bodies sure are controversial these days. And not just in the political/ideological sense regarding reproductive rights...
August 19, 2015
Healing and Hilarity in “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome”
If David Sedaris and Anne Lamott had a baby together... it would be this book....
August 12, 2015
All the Weird, Wonderful World: A Back-to-School Prayer
As I mentioned last year, I am usually not the parent crying into my latte...
July 27, 2015
More than Half Enough
Guest post, by Rev. Ryan Motter “Well, look at you. You’re half the man you...
July 13, 2015
One day, all is right with the literary world... And then suddenly, one of the most...
June 23, 2015
Prisoners, Nuns and Mockingbirds: a Summer Reading List
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Summer is for slackers. And non-fiction...
June 10, 2015
Who Run the World (#ChurchGirls): 10 Threatening Women to Watch
You guys, this is adorable. A friend sent me this blog post about how to know...
May 26, 2015
10 Marks of Fundamentalism
Listen, let’s talk about this. Based on the comments section of last week’s post about...
April 27, 2015
Anatomy of Worth: TV’s Sanctity of Life Problem
McDreamy is McDead. And I was too distracted by the bad writing to be upset....
September 22, 2014
The One Where We Can’t Go Home Again
20 years ago today, the pilot episode of Friends aired in primetime on NBC. 20 YEARS,...
June 04, 2014
Screaming Like a Girl
The small boys were screaming—nay, shrieking—on the playground. It was all in good 4-year-old fun,...
April 01, 2014
Love and Perfect–Wait for it–Timing
Major spoiler alert—(insert Ted and Robin salute—Major Spoiler Alert!) If don't want to know how...
March 19, 2014
Singing in Dimly Lit Places: Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?
Here is the question that will be on Patheos Public Square next week: While the...
March 17, 2014
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