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October 09, 2017
Hymns for the Crossing
When you are at the funeral of a non-church person, nobody sings.
October 05, 2017
Pro-Life Congressman is a Total Hypocrite, and Other Totally Unsurprising News
If that title sounds extreme and click-baity, that's intentional. Because the headlines (and tag lines,...
October 02, 2017
Your Prayers Mean Nothing: God Is Tired of Hearing About Guns
I recognize fully that I am screaming into the void here. These words fall on...
September 11, 2017
How 9/11 Gave Us President Trump
Earlier today, a friend (who was actually there) commented that the events of 9/11 set off...
September 05, 2017
$h^+ Jesus Says: On DACA, Pharisees, and Bogus Authority
The Bible mentions care and welcome of immigrants more than 90 times in the Old...
August 30, 2017
Why I Agree With the Nashville Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
A brief PSA this morning: I agree with the #NashvilleStatement, issued yesterday from the Council of Biblical...
August 29, 2017
After the Storm: Help and Hope After Harvey
The last few days have been grim and heartbreaking. At the same time, we have...
August 16, 2017
Praying Through a Megaphone: Taking Church Outside
Guest post: Rev. Megan Severns Huston This week I learned how to pray through a...
August 15, 2017
Trump Just Gave Us the Mother of All Civics Lessons: How Racism Works
I never (ever. ever) thought I would say this--but the president taught us an important...
August 09, 2017
Faith, Fire and Fury: Trump, Jeffress, and the Dangerous Theology of Kings
Guest Post: Rev. Brandon Gilvin I have a love-hate relationship with journalism that covers religion....
August 02, 2017
Guest Post: Keli Douglass I met Grace shortly after my husband and I moved to...
July 26, 2017
Lace Up, and Go Care for the Wounded
A sad truth for today: I have maybe the best, most timely and important post...
July 25, 2017
Scouts Honor: 3 Responses to… Well, You Know
This morning, the internet was imploding with reactions to Trump's address to the annual Boy...
July 19, 2017
The Ark of Irony
Once upon a time, the Lord spoke to Noah and told him to go build a...
June 15, 2017
Dear Congress, We Are Not All Protected By Armed Security
Every day, our lawmakers choose to protect the rights of violent men like the Alexandria...
June 14, 2017
Along for the Ride: A Very P.K. Summer, Part I
If you are a parent, then you know the mixed blessing of summer. On the...
June 09, 2017
A Change in the Wind: 10 Reasons Kansas is Good News for the Country Right Now
In case you’re not familiar with the Kansas political scene--first of all, lucky you. And...
June 06, 2017
Rev. William Barber II is the Voice of the Moral Minority
I had this whole post in my head... about Trump's unbelievable Tweet criticizing the mayor of...
June 02, 2017
How to Write That Apology Letter to Your Grandchildren
Lately my kids have been into the "silly sentences" activities in their National Geographic Kids...
May 31, 2017
Christian Privilege Is a Real Thing: and a Dangerous Thing
Last week I was invited to speak at an interfaith panel discussion. I rarely say...
May 26, 2017
Last Day of School Blues: Making Space for Sad
My boy is 6. He hasn't gotten the memo that the last day of school...
May 23, 2017
Threats Foreign and Domestic: a Manchester Bombing and a Maryland Murder
This is a post about terrorism. It has no artful nuance. No snarky edge, no...
May 17, 2017
11 Reasons President Pence Would Not Be “Just As Bad”
I know. I know. Practically every week since Trump announced his candidacy, there's been a "surely...
May 11, 2017
Duke Drama: A Lesson In Mission Focus
A guest post from my friend (and Duke Divinity School alum) Chris Furr. When I...
May 10, 2017
Prayer for Uncertain Times: Embracing Mystery as an Act of Resistance
Most of our human existential crises can be traced to a single source: our deep desire to...
May 04, 2017
Trumped Up Religious Freedom: What It Does, What It Doesn’t
In honor of National Day of Prayer, President Trump--pretending to know what prayer is--made good...
May 03, 2017
Selling Cookies and Laughing Out Loud: Another Day, Another Fight for Girls
EVERY DAY. Every day it's something. Something to remind us that all of our systems of...
May 02, 2017
This One Is Different, and It’s Also Just the Same: On the Death of Jordan Edwards
Last night, Jordan Edwards--a 15 year old football player and outstanding student--was shot and killed...
April 28, 2017
9 Things that Should Be Easy (and 1 That Should Not)
I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things...
April 27, 2017
In God’s Time
Guest Post: Richard Baier "Praying is something we do in our time. The answers come...
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