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April 04, 2013
I've got a testimony. That's a word we don't throw around in mainline progressive circles...
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...
February 22, 2013
Snow Days, Sick Days, and Other Enforced Sabbaths
I made the mistake of saying out loud last week that I hadn't been sick...
February 15, 2013
The New Anonymous
My friend Matt over at the Board of Church Extension wrote a great piece about...
February 06, 2013
Zumba-dy Stop Me
Not surprisingly, my reasons for not going back to Zumba are the very reasons that...
December 22, 2012
Filled with Good Things
Rev. Brandon Gilvin is the Associate Director of Week of Compassion, and he is also a...
November 28, 2012
An Empty House
A Tao of Christmas shopping, from a wannabe minimalist: So, i buy most of my...
September 06, 2012
The One Where I’m the Grownup
Find a person who is good at what they do, and ask them a simple question:...
April 24, 2012
God spoke to me today. I love when that happens. I hate when that happens....
February 01, 2012
I can think of many movies that i love, but my all-time favorite has to...
October 30, 2011
A Sign and a Wonder
Every year, in what i call "stewardship season," i revisit Brueggeman's "The Liturgy of Abundance."...
September 10, 2011
A pumpkin latte in my hand. From Not Starbuck's. A cool crisp 62 degrees out....
September 09, 2011
For Such a Time as This
I was sitting on the floor of my crummy first-year-of-being-a-grownup apartment, doing grad school homework...
September 08, 2011
The Sacred Struggle
"The middle ground lies in the struggle. The acceptance that, when violence becomes necessary to...
September 07, 2011
Suck it Up
Ultimately, as a society, we suck on alot of things that make us sick. And...
September 01, 2011
A Cup of the Good Stuff
When's the last time you got out the good china? After I went on and...
August 31, 2011
Bless This Mess (without the stress)
Listen to me, young folks in your 20's, figuring out what you're going to be--I...
August 30, 2011
I never know who "they" are, but "they" say you should start reading to your...
August 29, 2011
It was a rare (RARE) Saturday afternoon moment. Both kids were asleep at the same...
August 27, 2011
Saturday Night’s Alright (just alright)
One thing they don't tell you when you go into the ministry [wait--there are about...
August 26, 2011
You Can’t Handle the Truth
Some people have a loose relationship with the truth. I get that. Now me, I...
August 24, 2011
And Paul Thought Corinth Was Bad…
Naked is all the rage. Naked Juice: great lunch in a quick and easy container....
August 23, 2011
Birth Order Bingo
We've all heard the rumor that first children are more successful. Well, it's not a...
August 22, 2011
The Greatest Sweepstakes EVER
My aunt has won vehicles in sweepstakes contests. Not once. Not twice. But THREE TIMES. Impossibly...
August 20, 2011
Too Marvelous For Me
On occasion, it becomes necessary to bring one's children to one's office. I may not...
August 18, 2011
Real Housewives and Food Challenges
There are very few things in the world that are black and white to me....
August 16, 2011
How Fancy is That?
What's that I hear? Is that a little bit of empathy, oozing from the pages...
August 12, 2011
“The Help:” Prophets Major and Minor
Wow, this is going to be a great book. Sorry family, you will be microwaving...
August 11, 2011
A Little Bit Red…
"Why is it that every time we go to southern California, we are absolutely the...
August 10, 2011
There is No One Like Our God
There is no "I" in Christian. Oh, wait... I've finally figured it out. Why I...
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