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April 03, 2018
Easter Snow: A Frozen Hallelujah, Étude
There was candy. There was singing and there were flowers, and kids in bright new...
March 30, 2018
7 Last Words, Redux
Because for the real, the raw, and the unimaginable that this day brings... sometimes art...
April 02, 2017
From a Small Circle
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose...
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...
March 01, 2017
The Fast I Choose: Lent, and What Consumes Us
Years past, I have rejected the notion of giving things up for Lent. I adhere...
March 25, 2016
Finished and Forsaken: 7 Last Words in Verse
Our Good Friday service at Saint Andrew this year is all music and poetry--reflections on...
March 23, 2016
Go Prepare a Place: Holy Week and Political Trans-Shaming
If you haven't been following the Kansas politiscape, then you're welcome. It is a mind-melting,...
March 22, 2016
The World is Our Home: Terrorism, Holy Week, and Other Things We’d Like to Forget
If you know anything about personality typing, then I can tell you I'm an ENFP,...
February 17, 2016
Die Laughing: It’s a Lent Thing
It's all heavy sometimes. Life. Ministry. Lent. Winter. An election year. All of it. Some...
February 10, 2016
The Death We Carry
I've been planning this for weeks. An intentional out-of-office beginning to Lent; traveling to different...
April 03, 2015
Here is Your Son, Here is Your Mother
"Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and...
April 02, 2015
Resurrection Matters: The Holy Unknowing
The insistence on a literal, physical, bodily resurrection is killing the conservative Church. The denial...
March 18, 2015
For Lent, I was going write about Lent. Well and often. And then, I found...
March 11, 2015
Unlaced and Undone
There was a “Kindness Assembly” at my daughter’s school today. One kid from each class...
March 09, 2015
Winter’s Dramatic Conversion
“Really,” he said, “I'm not one for sunflower and birdsong. It's just too precious, too...
March 03, 2015
The Cross We Bear: Capital Punishment and the “Worthiness” Narrative of Christianity
Christians love a conversion story. American Christians especially. Kelli Gissendaner’s is a good one. Faith leaders...
February 25, 2015
The Lord is my shepherd, whether I like it or not. I shall...
February 24, 2015
Dark Before Dawn: A Soundtrack for Lent
I usually put out a playlist sometime around Holy Week. But this year, I started...
February 18, 2015
Water and Ash
From dust you were born. And to dust, you will return. Is that a threat,...
February 05, 2015
Six People You Need to Forgive
Ah, the reject pile... No, not photos of people who got kicked out of new member...
April 18, 2014
In New Skin, Again
Yes, this is what I do when I should be working on sermon notes, or...
March 27, 2014
Buzzfeed Your Soul: Which Whatever Are You?
Which Downton Abby character are you? Buzzfeed wanted to know. Ok, fine. I’ll play. I...
March 11, 2014
If My Wings Should Fail Me
I'm back among the living after a week down with the flu. Not a 24...
March 14, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: Seeds and Weeds Edition
For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,...
March 06, 2013
Prepare the Way: Why I Need Carbs (and Coffee) for Lent
This week, Patheos asked its bloggers to reflect on spiritual practices that we find especially...
March 01, 2013
The Secret Password
Time for Lenten weeping and gnashing of teeth. We progressive/mainline protestant types aren't into the...
February 13, 2013
Ashes and Casseroles: The Business of Life
I did a funeral this morning for a beloved saint of the church. Now I'm working...
April 06, 2012
Songs from the Wilderness
I spent the morning of Good Friday roaming about in the desert with my dog....
March 31, 2012
A Handful of Change
Recession, re-shmession. I know it's tough out there. I know people have lost jobs and...
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Road-Trippy Soul Food
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