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December 18, 2013
Transcendent Hope: A Review of “Preaching at the Crossroads”
I rarely finish a non-fiction book, except under duress of the grading system (and in...
December 17, 2013
Detour: Holiday Hospitality for Churches
It’s the week before Christmas. You haven’t been to church in a year. Maybe in...
December 11, 2013
If you are following along with the "Partners in Prayer" Advent devotion guide, you'll see...
December 10, 2013
I've got another great guest post for you today. Rev. Isaac Varner is one of...
December 09, 2013
Today we have a guest post from Rev. Elizabeth Myer Boulton. She is, among other...
December 06, 2013
While We Wait
Holy smokes, where did this week go?? I cannot identify one thing on my calendar that...
November 28, 2013
Guest Post: Corn Mush and Depression Gravy
Thanks to Rev. Rachel Frey for this special Thanksgiving guest post. She is a minister...
November 26, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: The Christmas Shopping Edition
An open letter (because the blogging world freakin LOVES open letters) to the American Family...
November 25, 2013
More, Enough, and Plenty
For Monday of Thanksgiving week, I'm sharing some narrative biblical snapshots of the many ways in...
November 19, 2013
Til Everyone’s Doing It
I received a pretty unpleasant email this morning; and I’m sure a few hundred of...
November 14, 2013
Guarding the Feast
As I settle into a new ministry in the Kansas City area, I’m getting to...
November 12, 2013
The Real War on Marriage
I know, I know. I just wrote a piece on marriage. However—it got heavy traffic,...
November 06, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: The Dumb Questions Edition
You have heard it said that there are 'no stupid questions, only stupid answers.' But...
October 31, 2013
Halloween: An Opportunity to Learn “Enough”
I followed a sparkly red lady bug and a plush green dragon down the street....
October 22, 2013
Good China, Good Sleep, and Sexpectations: 10 Truths from 10 Years of Marriage
We are celebrating 10 years of marriage this month. 10 years, 2 kids, 1 dog, 2...
October 17, 2013
A Bully is a Bully
Today millions of people are wearing (or facebook posting) purple, in support of GLAAD'S "Stand...
September 12, 2013
I Never Wanted Church
Guest Post by Sarah Stewart Holland In 2009, I convinced my husband to leave our...
August 22, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: The Lay Down Your Weapons Edition
"You have heard it said, the only thing that can stop a bad guy with...
August 15, 2013
Most Smartest and Sacred: Are Atheists Really Smarter than Us?
According to 63 studies conducted over the last 80-some years, Atheists are OFFICIALLY smarter than people...
August 13, 2013
The Conviction of Things Unseen: on Mystery Priests and Modern Miracles
The mystery priest came out of the closet. I mean...not that closet. But he came...
August 08, 2013
Happily Mostly After
Happily ever after is a lie. And no, I'm not having man problems. I don't hate...
August 07, 2013
Undeclared (The College Survival Edition)
This is a re-post from a couple years ago; for all y'all who are headed...
August 06, 2013
The Sacred Maybe
I have a boy who is almost 3, but he's been talking like 4 since...
August 01, 2013
5 years ago, my friends Mark and Kara said their vows on a beautiful beach...
July 30, 2013
The Missing Flag
So, I know this guy, and he's pretty amazing. I wish I could give you...
July 26, 2013
Parking, Free for All (?)
My church shares space with a secular preschool. It is a WONDERFUl school. As far as I know,...
June 04, 2013
Designers of the 'Ark Encounter' theme park in Hebron, Kentucky want park-goers to have an authentic...
June 01, 2013
On Enjoying the Show
I remember when dance recital week was the busiest/most stressful week of the year. I...
May 29, 2013
It's fixin to be June in Phoenix. Lord help us... Some of you know that...
May 26, 2013
Nine years ago—this weekend exactly—I was ordained to Christian ministry. I remember a few things...
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