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October 09, 2017
Hymns for the Crossing
When you are at the funeral of a non-church person, nobody sings.
September 29, 2017
Whose Face Do You See? Humanizing the Healthcare Debate
I'm grateful to my friend, Rev. Robyn Bles for sharing this guest post, on what would have...
August 18, 2017
Commemorating Hate: On Confederate Monuments, White Supremacy, and Where We Go From Here
Guest post: by Shawn McGuffey When I was in elementary school I loved the Dukes...
August 16, 2017
Praying Through a Megaphone: Taking Church Outside
Guest post: Rev. Megan Severns Huston This week I learned how to pray through a...
August 02, 2017
Guest Post: Keli Douglass I met Grace shortly after my husband and I moved to...
June 15, 2017
Dear Congress, We Are Not All Protected By Armed Security
Every day, our lawmakers choose to protect the rights of violent men like the Alexandria...
June 06, 2017
Rev. William Barber II is the Voice of the Moral Minority
I had this whole post in my head... about Trump's unbelievable Tweet criticizing the mayor of...
May 26, 2017
Last Day of School Blues: Making Space for Sad
My boy is 6. He hasn't gotten the memo that the last day of school...
May 25, 2017
Montana Politician’s Meltdown Says Everything About Where We Are Right Now
It's election day in Montana, and GOP candidate Greg Gianforte--who was supposed to be a sure-thing in...
May 18, 2017
Mourning the Terrible Legacy of Roger Ailes
As a person of faith, I do not celebrate death. Death can be peaceful; death...
May 10, 2017
Prayer for Uncertain Times: Embracing Mystery as an Act of Resistance
Most of our human existential crises can be traced to a single source: our deep desire to...
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...
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