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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...
November 22, 2017
Holidays Are Complicated: But You Are Loved
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for...
November 13, 2017
At the Same Table: On God’s Economy, and Serving Two Masters
A stewardship sermon on Luke 16:1-13. The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 16 Then Jesus said to...
October 25, 2017
Who Markets the Gospel Better Than Church? Burger King, and Basically Everybody
Y'all know I love Church, right? LOVE it. For all of its imperfections, bumbling ways...
October 20, 2017
40 Things For My 40th Birthday: What I’m Giving Up, Embracing, Or Not Even Worried About
I’m trying to say it out loud, so here goes: I’m 40. Four-oh. 4-times-10. FORTY....
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 28, 2017
Wide Awake: True Confessions of a Bedtime Hater
We've become a nation of walking zombies. It is affecting not just our health, but...
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...
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 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...
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 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 01, 2017
Violence Is Not a Progressive Value: Kathy Griffin Is Not Our Problem
Can we talk about Kathy Griffin for a sec? I mean, I don't want to....
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 18, 2017
Mourning the Terrible Legacy of Roger Ailes
As a person of faith, I do not celebrate death. Death can be peaceful; death...
May 10, 2017
Prayer for Uncertain Times: Embracing Mystery as an Act of Resistance
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