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December 13, 2016
Moana, the “Other” Princess: Thoughts on Identity and Belonging
Guest post: by Rev. Allison Ruari When I was three, I learned the words to...
December 12, 2016
What Were You Expecting?
What were you expecting? If your childhood pre-dates the digital age and the magic of...
December 07, 2016
Open: The Perfect Christmas Card
I guess it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards. (sigh) This means coming up with...
November 30, 2016
Assemble: Word 3, Advent 1
One of the best parts of Christmas at my house is getting out the nativity...
November 28, 2016
Anticipate: Advent 1, Word 1
I spend a lot of my time and energy anticipating future needs. Mine, and those...
November 23, 2016
When Inclusion Becomes a “Divisive Political Issue”
One of the school districts in the Kansas City area has banned teachers from wearing...
November 16, 2016
The Country Needs Us, And We Need You: A Call to Action
Guest Post: by C. Shawn McGuffey Since the election I have been saddened. Luckily, I...
November 13, 2016
A Broken Hallelujah: How SNL Helped Us Grieve
There's a reason they call it a "cold open." There is no intro. No setting...
November 09, 2016
I’m With Them
"My head is pounding and I feel sick; but I can't go to bed because...
November 07, 2016
10 Things That Will Still Be True After Election Day
This morning my phone flashed a cute little notification that said "Tomorrow is election day!"...
November 01, 2016
The War On Fall
Let me tell you this really sad thing I used to do when I lived...
October 26, 2016
Election Fatigue: 10 Spiritual Practices for Toxic Times
I want to write about election fatigue. But I'm too tired. I've been dragging, feeling...
October 12, 2016
The Main Issue That Faith-Based Voters Should Be Asking Tough Questions About
Here are things that I hear faith-based voters talking about this election season: -Abortion -Marriage -Guns (because...
October 08, 2016
How Trump is Making Misogyny Great Again
Last week, women's health experts and other commentators detailed the “abusive behaviors” exhibited in Trump’s debate performance....
September 20, 2016
Read the Comments: Terence Crutcher and Our Sin of Silence
Again. AGAIN. Again this morning I am sitting in front of the screen with the...
September 14, 2016
Exit the Echo Chamber: Bipartisanship As An Act of Faith
Guest Post: by Sarah Stewart Holland Twice a week, I co-host a political podcast with...
September 09, 2016
Let Love Be Overheard
I went to breakfast yesterday at a usual neighborhood place. There was a Muslim family there...
September 07, 2016
We Don’t Dance on Graves: To Those Celebrating the Death of Phyllis Schlafly
People. Get ahold of yourselves. I get it. She tried to single-handedly squelch the Equal Rights...
September 06, 2016
Holy Ground: The Story You Aren’t Hearing About the Dakota Access Pipeline
The summer after college, I was part of a traveling crew that set up, and led,...
August 25, 2016
10 Ways to Celebrate The National Parks Centennial
There are few things I love more than National Parks. So there are many places...
August 24, 2016
10 Meaningful Ways to Start Your Kids’ School Day
We've probably all read the beautiful, powerful, tear-jerking letter that Glennon Melton (of Momastery fame)...
August 22, 2016
Get Ready for the Polyamory Movement
Guest post, by Katherine Willis Pershey. As a theologically progressive pastor serving in the...
August 18, 2016
$*^t Jesus Says: “Don’t Worship the Law” Edition
It's been awhile since we did one of these. In today's episode of "$*^! Jesus...
August 16, 2016
10 Life Hacks To Try If You Favor “Outsiders” with “No Experience”
I kind of get it. Many people feel they have no voice in decisions that...
August 12, 2016
The Gift of Hard Things: How to Use Yaconelli’s New Book
New life goal: write a book that gets the resounding endorsement of Anne Lamott. Of...
August 03, 2016
Passing the Peace
Hi, folks. I took a week or so away from blogging to finish my book, and...
July 22, 2016
7 Takeaways from the RNC: And the Only One You Really Need to Know
I tried not to watch. I poured myself a glass of wine and cranked up...
July 19, 2016
While You Were Watching Melania: Rep. Steve King’s Telling Racist Remarks
While everyone was busy watching the absurd 60-Minutes interview; while we laughed at the disastrous...
July 18, 2016
Just One Thing: On Hearing and Being Heard
Sermon from Sunday, July 17; Luke 10:38-42 The man said to the doctor, “I’m concerned...
July 16, 2016
Which Amendment Comes First? Guns, Muslims, and Fear that Trumps Freedom
After Senator Chris Murphy led a 15-hour filibuster; and other lawmakers, led by Rep. John Lewis,...
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