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June 15, 2018
The Letter of the Law: There is Nothing ‘Biblical’ About Cruelty
When we are tearing the babies from their mothers arms at the border, we have...
June 14, 2018
Called to Serve the Poor People’s Campaign
Guest post by the Rev. Megan Severns Huston The first time I met the Rev....
June 11, 2018
Piecing it Together: Childcare Struggles and Economic Justice for Women
One minute, it's the last week of school. There is something extra special and important...
June 06, 2018
What We Carry: Wednesday Writing Prompt
The only thing better than going someplace new and exciting is going somewhere you've been...
June 04, 2018
It Was Never About the Cake: A ‘Narrow’ Ruling, and a Love Note for PRIDE Month
It's not about the cake. It was never about the cake. And yet, here we...
June 01, 2018
Inspired by the Kids on TV
The kids on TV inspired our kids to dream of walkouts and marches that would...
May 30, 2018
Who Would Jesus Separate?
I’m constantly amazed at what does and does not cause my fellow Christians to have...
May 29, 2018
“The White Man’s Guide to Not Being a Jerk,” Abridged
When it comes to issues of gender equality and racism, I feel the frustration and...
May 23, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: When Summer Was Outside
For today's Wednesday writing prompt, I was going to invite you to describe a summer...
May 21, 2018
I'm not a superstitious person. But I know a sign when I see one. Cardinals...
May 17, 2018
$h*t Jesus Says: “These Are Not People, They’re Animals” Edition
Truly I tell you, these immigrants you see before you are not people. They are...
May 15, 2018
The Real Cost of Evangelical Influence in Foreign Policy
Trump’s evangelical voter base has taken on a larger-than-life influence in this administration. And it's...
May 02, 2018
Kansas ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Hurts Children and the Economy
Kansas lawmakers are trying to push through a bill that would allow adoption and foster...
May 01, 2018
Strong Words and Strong Women: And Other Things That Make Us *&%$#@^ Uncomfortable
(Trigger warning: Strong language. Colorful language. If you do not find swear words acceptable for...
April 30, 2018
Prayer to an Unknown God
16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that...
April 26, 2018
Farewell, Apu: Problematic Simpsons Character May be Leaving Springfield
Viewers of "The Simpsons" have grown increasingly vocal about the problematic nature of Apu, with...
April 19, 2018
Church-Shopping 101: The 3 Things Your Church Website Should Say in One Click
Before investing time in your church, potential guests want to know as much as they...
April 03, 2018
Easter Snow: A Frozen Hallelujah, Étude
There was candy. There was singing and there were flowers, and kids in bright new...
March 30, 2018
7 Last Words, Redux
Because for the real, the raw, and the unimaginable that this day brings... sometimes art...
March 14, 2018
Miracles of the Dust: Stephen Hawking, Science and Sacred Embodiment
He opened up the heavens for us. And he was an atheist. Stephen Hawking long...
March 09, 2018
Winter’s Dramatic Conversion
“Really,” he said, “I’m not one for sunflower and birdsong. It’s just too precious, too...
February 15, 2018
Jesus is Not the Answer: 5 Tangible Actions for Gun Sense
Let's just get this out of the way: Jesus is not going to fix our...
February 07, 2018
Friends With Benefits: Why We Need More Affection
It was a 3-hour train ride. We didn't put the armrest down between us, and...
February 05, 2018
Built to Serve: Dodge Truck Ad is an Exercise in Misappropriation
Toyota--good game. Although, would it have killed you to have a woman rabbi or something?...
January 02, 2018
The “Time, Talent & Treasure” Approach to Simplifying Your Life
As a rule, I do not believe in New Year's resolutions. If you need to make...
December 13, 2017
Alabama is Not the Problem: Roy Moore and the Greater Sins of America
A lot of people are hating on Alabama, and the South in general lately. As the...
December 05, 2017
All the Rage: What’s “In” This Holiday Season
So, happy Advent, everyone! What should we talk about today? The fact that the President...
December 04, 2017
Let God’s Blessings Trickle Down Slowly (and Other Stuff The Bible Doesn’t Say)
Let justice trickle down like a leaky faucet... Praise God from whom all blessings trickle...
November 29, 2017
A Slow Burn: Why Matt Lauer Got Fired But Trump Is Still President
Bill Cosby. Louis C.K. Billy Bush. Harvey Weinstein. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. They're dropping like...
November 28, 2017
Outside the Box: Rethinking Holiday Charitable Giving
I am fundamentally opposed to Black Friday shopping. For many reasons, not the least of...
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