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May 04, 2017
Trumped Up Religious Freedom: What It Does, What It Doesn’t
In honor of National Day of Prayer, President Trump--pretending to know what prayer is--made good...
May 03, 2017
Selling Cookies and Laughing Out Loud: Another Day, Another Fight for Girls
EVERY DAY. Every day it's something. Something to remind us that all of our systems of...
May 02, 2017
This One Is Different, and It’s Also Just the Same: On the Death of Jordan Edwards
Last night, Jordan Edwards--a 15 year old football player and outstanding student--was shot and killed...
April 28, 2017
9 Things that Should Be Easy (and 1 That Should Not)
I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things...
April 27, 2017
In God’s Time
Guest Post: Richard Baier "Praying is something we do in our time. The answers come...
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...
April 12, 2017
Not Our Own People: What We’re Missing About The (Latest) Sean Spicer Gaffe
For the love, America. Can we not keep it together for A MINUTE? Me and...
April 10, 2017
The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Holy Week Clergy Burnout
There's this story we clergy tell religiously around this time every year. Not the thing...
April 02, 2017
From a Small Circle
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose...
March 29, 2017
Coal is Not Coming Back: And Nostalgia May Kill Us
I could hear the trains from my bedroom. All hours of the day or night. The...
March 28, 2017
The Growing Voice of Progressive Faith
Progressive Christian voices are gaining power on the political scene. And lately, I'm seeing reports...
March 23, 2017
My Belated Love Affair with Pawnee, Indiana
I'm inexcusably late to the party. I'm the first to admit that. But now, I...
March 16, 2017
A Traveling Musician’s America
Happy to share this great guest post with you today...by my little brother! As a...
March 14, 2017
Conversion Therapy is Exactly Why We Need Affirming Churches
It is horrific. It is abusive. It is inhumane. And it is happening with more...
March 05, 2017
Good Samaritans, Good Immigrants, and Bystander Problems: Sermon for Lent 1
Maybe they were feeling a little disgruntled… After all, the Samaritans in the neighboring village...
March 04, 2017
The World All Around: How We Can and Can’t Shield Kids From Violence
I recently wrote a post about letting our kids have their privacy and not sharing...
March 02, 2017
Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust
Guest post: This was the message for Saint Andrew's Ash Wednesday service last night, as we kicked...
February 21, 2017
Refugees are Not Political
I'm sure I'm the only pastor in the world who's been accused of "being too...
February 16, 2017
Showing Up for the Stranger: The Church Speaks Out Against the Travel Ban
Ever look around at the news/world/government these days and say "for the love of all...
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...
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 26, 2017
“This is Us,” and How Rape Culture Ruins Everything
Remember the good old days when people used to talk about TV shows they were...
January 23, 2017
Signs of Strength: Thoughts on the Women’s March
Guest post: Dr. Kimberly Jones One of the first signs that I saw as we...
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...
December 21, 2016
The End of Words: A Zechariah Advent
Thanks to the magic of Facebook pop-up memories, I revisit the posts of Christmas Past...
December 19, 2016
Do Not Be Afraid: Calling All Angels
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother...
December 13, 2016
Moana, the “Other” Princess: Thoughts on Identity and Belonging
Guest post: by Rev. Allison Ruari When I was three, I learned the words to...
December 07, 2016
Open: The Perfect Christmas Card
I guess it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards. (sigh) This means coming up with...
November 14, 2016
Here I Am, Where We’ve Been: A Post-Election Sermon
In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord sitting on a high...
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...
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