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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,...
July 11, 2016
Good Christian Sex: Not an Oxymoron
Guest Post, by Bromleigh McCleneghan Last spring, I told the committee that hired me as the...
July 08, 2016
The End of Us: Where Love Is Not Enough
Love is not enough. I'm a pastor, so I'm not supposed to say that. As...
July 07, 2016
Who is My Neighbor? Police Shootings and Those We Leave For Dead
I am writing a book about family values--not the James Dobson kind, that are dependent...
June 27, 2016
Pro-Choice, Anti-Abortion: Why the SCOTUS Ruling on Abortion is Good for Everyone
Hi, my name is Erin and I'm a feminist. I am also a Christian who...
June 26, 2016
Those Who Watch for the Morning
On Friday, I got a Holy Spirit memo that the message I started on Monday...
June 22, 2016
Get Off the Fence: Why “We Welcome Everyone” Isn’t Enough
Since last week's horrific shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, many pastors have offered words...
June 21, 2016
And This Will Be Our Penance
Just to recap... Conservative leaders are running on platforms of "zero tolerance" for terrorism--and Muslims in general,...
June 17, 2016
They Want Us Dead: Hate and Marginalized Communities
A powerful guest post from my college friend, Shawn McGuffey. An important read that needs to be...
June 15, 2016
Grief for the Villians
A guest post: by Rev. Elizabeth Grasham My ex-husband calls my cellphone once a week...
June 13, 2016
Disarming Hate: After Orlando
Another day, another mass shooting. Another opportunity for political propaganda-ing and moral posturing and "we'll...
June 09, 2016
Running While Female: A Survivor’s Story
The story of Brock Turner has rape culture on everyone's minds this week--but that story...
June 07, 2016
Criminal Journalism: Brock Turner and the Sanitation of Rape Culture
Such a heartbreaking story. Such a gifted young man, with a promising future. Sadly, he...
June 06, 2016
The Late and The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, and What Gets Remembered
I know nothing about boxing. Except that it's a dang sight more artful and athletic...
June 02, 2016
The Small World of a #TrendingTopic: Gorillas and Other Big Things
I thought we'd be done talking about the gorilla by now. Clearly, we are still...
June 01, 2016
Ticking Clock and Turning Tide
We are not theme park people. We are National Park people. We are beach people....
May 24, 2016
$10 In My Pocket
Guest Post: by Tiffany Flaming I have $10 in my pocket. It might as well...
May 23, 2016
Beneath Our Feet: A Summer Psalm
1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set...
May 19, 2016
Transgender Travel: People are Mostly Okay
Airport people watching is one of my favorite activities. In general, airports make me anxious....
May 18, 2016
The Poetry of Emptiness: Reflections from the Festival of Homiletics
Guest post: My friend and colleague Rev. Laura Ann Phillips shares a good word from...
May 17, 2016
The Soulmaking Room: Review
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