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June 11, 2018
Piecing it Together: Childcare Struggles and Economic Justice for Women
One minute, it's the last week of school. There is something extra special and important...
June 06, 2018
What We Carry: Wednesday Writing Prompt
The only thing better than going someplace new and exciting is going somewhere you've been...
June 05, 2018
Hiding Behind Big Guns: The New Campaign Strategy
On Saturday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach rode through a parade in Shawnee, Kansas....
June 01, 2018
Inspired by the Kids on TV
The kids on TV inspired our kids to dream of walkouts and marches that would...
May 23, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: When Summer Was Outside
For today's Wednesday writing prompt, I was going to invite you to describe a summer...
May 22, 2018
Very Christian White Guys: Here’s the Problem with Complementarianism
It was a fun weekend. I had a book signing at my local Barnes and...
May 17, 2018
$h*t Jesus Says: “These Are Not People, They’re Animals” Edition
Truly I tell you, these immigrants you see before you are not people. They are...
May 15, 2018
The Real Cost of Evangelical Influence in Foreign Policy
Trump’s evangelical voter base has taken on a larger-than-life influence in this administration. And it's...
May 10, 2018
This is America: Childish Gambino’s Uncomfortable Portrait of Us
Donald Glover's Childish Gambino video portrays a tension between the "America" we want to think...
May 04, 2018
The Stormy Pamphlet: A Hamilton Parody for a President and a Porn Star
As the Trump-Stormy Daniels debacle continues to make headlines, enjoy this spoof on "The Reynolds...
April 19, 2018
Church-Shopping 101: The 3 Things Your Church Website Should Say in One Click
Before investing time in your church, potential guests want to know as much as they...
April 18, 2018
Coffee Break: A Self-Imposed Time-out for Starbucks
Some might say it’s a little too late, but Starbucks is taking a step in...
April 10, 2018
And Who Else Would We Be?
I wrote a book last summer. It made me really angry. That book *officially* releases...
March 30, 2018
7 Last Words, Redux
Because for the real, the raw, and the unimaginable that this day brings... sometimes art...
March 26, 2018
Wands Up: Did Harry Potter Shape A Generation For The Resistance?
I remember seeing it go by in the blur of rage that was election season:...
March 09, 2018
Winter’s Dramatic Conversion
“Really,” he said, “I’m not one for sunflower and birdsong. It’s just too precious, too...
March 05, 2018
Parenting the Resistance: 5 Ways to Have Hard Conversations with Kids
It went down like this: "Mommy, I have a joke for you, listen. How long...
February 27, 2018
A Long List of Questions: And Why Arming Teachers Is Not the Answer
Guest Post: Aimee Hicks Graham in-san-ity. noun: The state of madness (synonyms: madness, dementia, lunacy, instability, mania,...
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...
February 07, 2018
Friends With Benefits: Why We Need More Affection
It was a 3-hour train ride. We didn't put the armrest down between us, and...
January 02, 2018
The “Time, Talent & Treasure” Approach to Simplifying Your Life
As a rule, I do not believe in New Year's resolutions. If you need to make...
December 13, 2017
Alabama is Not the Problem: Roy Moore and the Greater Sins of America
A lot of people are hating on Alabama, and the South in general lately. As the...
December 11, 2017
What Mary Knew
Allow me a Grinch-y moment folks... I love Christmas, but some of the secular trappings...
December 06, 2017
It’s About Time: The Person of the Year is… Women
It's a good day for women. And, in general, it's about time women had a...
December 05, 2017
All the Rage: What’s “In” This Holiday Season
So, happy Advent, everyone! What should we talk about today? The fact that the President...
November 28, 2017
Outside the Box: Rethinking Holiday Charitable Giving
I am fundamentally opposed to Black Friday shopping. For many reasons, not the least of...
November 13, 2017
At the Same Table: On God’s Economy, and Serving Two Masters
A stewardship sermon on Luke 16:1-13. The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 16 Then Jesus said to...
October 25, 2017
Who Markets the Gospel Better Than Church? Burger King, and Basically Everybody
Y'all know I love Church, right? LOVE it. For all of its imperfections, bumbling ways...
October 20, 2017
40 Things For My 40th Birthday: What I’m Giving Up, Embracing, Or Not Even Worried About
I’m trying to say it out loud, so here goes: I’m 40. Four-oh. 4-times-10. FORTY....
October 09, 2017
Hymns for the Crossing
When you are at the funeral of a non-church person, nobody sings.
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