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August 17, 2012
Ask: Why Fear of Death is Killing the Church
if we were not all so afraid of our own mortality, we'd be much more...
August 16, 2012
On Doing, and Being Done
Sometimes, our addiction to that two-letter word--DO--is, in fact, the very thing standing in the...
August 15, 2012
Ode to Phoenix in Summer
Waves of heat dance off the pavement, ominous vipers hissing, "don't passsss by here..." The neighboring cactus,...
August 14, 2012
If You’re Still Saying “Lifestyle,” We’ve Still Got a Problem…
Music, diet, geography, recreation, spending habits, technology, wardrobe, living space…This is a lifestyle. And each...
August 10, 2012
What Whining Will Get You…
I've got two small children. I know what whining sounds like. Sometimes, before the request...
August 09, 2012
A Good Word
The essence of being 'timely' has utterly changed, now that news can travel to us...
August 02, 2012
Freedom, Rights, and Chicken Fights
Are we done talking about chicken yet?? Law... Let's all just breathe today, and remember...
July 25, 2012
Well, I'm late to the party, but here goes: I'm not eating at Chick-fil-A anymore....
July 24, 2012
What We Can Learn…
Confession time: for all that i am willing to proclaim what is wrong with mega-church culture, I...
July 23, 2012
Push Pause to Start
It's been 2 months. That's 8 weeks of travel with young children; of shoe melting,...
May 17, 2012
Flex Space, Sacred Space
Chairs or pews? Ah, the age-old question that has turned many a pastor's hair gray...
May 15, 2012
The Story You Thought You Knew
I used to love those Richard Scarry books when i was a kid. You know...
May 11, 2012
Confession: Progressive Christians Love the Bible, Too
It occurs to me that I should never be famous. Not that i was ever...
May 10, 2012
Parenthood comes with that same sense of urgency. They grow so quickly, we don’t have...
May 09, 2012
We Hold Some Truths to be Self-Evident…
I went to bed angry, and woke up with a deep and painful sigh of...
May 08, 2012
A Moving Picture
My 3-year-old has a new catch phrase response for when you ask her a question...
May 03, 2012
S*^! Jesus Says: The Missionary Edition
"Good afternoon. My name is **Jane** and I'm with **Betterthanyou** ministries. I was wondering if...
April 25, 2012
First, confessions of an English major: I was totally thrown off my zen today by...
April 24, 2012
God spoke to me today. I love when that happens. I hate when that happens....
April 19, 2012
When I was pregnant, I could not eat green vegetables. I couldn't stomach the tastes...
April 12, 2012
GCB: The Good, the Gag-me, and the Gospel
I love the GCB. And it bugs me. And I love to let it bug...
April 10, 2012
S*^! Jesus Says… Or Doesn’t
I just dropped a book, picked it up, and then proceeded to trip over a...
April 06, 2012
Songs from the Wilderness
I spent the morning of Good Friday roaming about in the desert with my dog....
April 04, 2012
A Sacred Discomfort
Doing some stretches. Carbo-loading (translation: stress eating lots of chocolate and white bread). Having some...
March 31, 2012
A Handful of Change
Recession, re-shmession. I know it's tough out there. I know people have lost jobs and...
March 20, 2012
A Primer for New Life: Painting Over Pastels
...it is time to get rid of the 16-year-old carpet. Because ultimately, at that point...
February 03, 2012
A Profound and Prophetic Response
BOYCOTT JCPENNEY! WE DON"T WANT TO THINK ABOUT GAY PEOPLE WHEN WE"RE SHOPPING FOR OUR...
February 02, 2012
Why “Stay-Home-Dad” and “Mr Mom” are Not the Same Thing
Well. If I thought that telling people I was a minister could elicit a "does-not-compute"...
February 01, 2012
I can think of many movies that i love, but my all-time favorite has to...
January 18, 2012
Mistress of My Own Domain
Well...I didn't mean to take a month-long hiatus from blogging, but sometimes, life happens. Thing...
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