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October 19, 2016
Dear America: You’re In An Abusive Relationship
My beloved America. This is an intervention. This is a hard thing to say, so...
September 06, 2016
Holy Ground: The Story You Aren’t Hearing About the Dakota Access Pipeline
The summer after college, I was part of a traveling crew that set up, and led,...
August 25, 2016
10 Ways to Celebrate The National Parks Centennial
There are few things I love more than National Parks. So there are many places...
August 24, 2016
10 Meaningful Ways to Start Your Kids’ School Day
We've probably all read the beautiful, powerful, tear-jerking letter that Glennon Melton (of Momastery fame)...
August 18, 2016
$*^t Jesus Says: “Don’t Worship the Law” Edition
It's been awhile since we did one of these. In today's episode of "$*^! Jesus...
August 16, 2016
10 Life Hacks To Try If You Favor “Outsiders” with “No Experience”
I kind of get it. Many people feel they have no voice in decisions that...
August 12, 2016
The Gift of Hard Things: How to Use Yaconelli’s New Book
New life goal: write a book that gets the resounding endorsement of Anne Lamott. Of...
August 03, 2016
Passing the Peace
Hi, folks. I took a week or so away from blogging to finish my book, and...
July 22, 2016
7 Takeaways from the RNC: And the Only One You Really Need to Know
I tried not to watch. I poured myself a glass of wine and cranked up...
July 19, 2016
While You Were Watching Melania: Rep. Steve King’s Telling Racist Remarks
While everyone was busy watching the absurd 60-Minutes interview; while we laughed at the disastrous...
July 18, 2016
Just One Thing: On Hearing and Being Heard
Sermon from Sunday, July 17; Luke 10:38-42 The man said to the doctor, “I’m concerned...
June 26, 2016
Those Who Watch for the Morning
On Friday, I got a Holy Spirit memo that the message I started on Monday...
June 21, 2016
And This Will Be Our Penance
Just to recap... Conservative leaders are running on platforms of "zero tolerance" for terrorism--and Muslims in general,...
June 17, 2016
They Want Us Dead: Hate and Marginalized Communities
A powerful guest post from my college friend, Shawn McGuffey. An important read that needs to be...
June 07, 2016
Criminal Journalism: Brock Turner and the Sanitation of Rape Culture
Such a heartbreaking story. Such a gifted young man, with a promising future. Sadly, he...
June 02, 2016
The Small World of a #TrendingTopic: Gorillas and Other Big Things
I thought we'd be done talking about the gorilla by now. Clearly, we are still...
May 26, 2016
Bridging the Divide: Ministers Make a Difference for Transgender Youth
Guest post: by Rev. Russ Boyd I’m a parent of a kindergartner in the Fort...
May 18, 2016
The Poetry of Emptiness: Reflections from the Festival of Homiletics
Guest post: My friend and colleague Rev. Laura Ann Phillips shares a good word from...
May 17, 2016
The Soulmaking Room: Review
There's an obscure story in 2 Kings (that reads "Second Kings," for all you politicians...
May 05, 2016
5 Small Steps to a Simpler Closet (and Safer Planet)
Earlier this week, I shared a post about my family's Sock Scavenger Hunt. I paid my...
May 03, 2016
Lost and Found: A Parable In Socks
You know what was great about living in the desert all those years? Among other...
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....
April 22, 2016
An Ecological Conversion: Called by God (and a Scientist) in the Cloud Forest
Guest Post: by Scott Hardin-Nieri Our family delighted in God’s creation as we served in...
April 21, 2016
Handing Hate the Microphone
Kansas legislators recently introduced a measure that would require transgender students (at public schools and universities)...
April 20, 2016
7 Ways From Sunday: 7 True Things From 7 Years of Blogging
Yesterday, I logged into my "back end" blog stuff to edit something and noticed--purely by...
April 13, 2016
Only Libraries Can Save Us Now
I did not know that National Library Week was a thing, but I am a fan. Let's...
April 07, 2016
When It’s Complicated, Just Show Up
A few months ago, my church sensed a call to get involved with refugee ministry. There...
April 06, 2016
Gaps in History: Talking to Kids About Race and Privilege
My niece--my daughter's cousin and BFF since birth--is biracial. Together, these girls choreograph synchronized dance...
April 01, 2016
A Change of Heart: Trump, After All
I don't know, you guys. Maybe they know something we don't. It's all starting to...
March 27, 2016
This is Sunday, All Day Long
What if I told you that you could change the world using only the first...
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