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March 10, 2017
My Hope is Built
Happy Friday, y'all. I am having THE best day. It's my day off, so I...
March 04, 2017
The World All Around: How We Can and Can’t Shield Kids From Violence
I recently wrote a post about letting our kids have their privacy and not sharing...
March 02, 2017
Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust
Guest post: This was the message for Saint Andrew's Ash Wednesday service last night, as we kicked...
March 01, 2017
The Fast I Choose: Lent, and What Consumes Us
Years past, I have rejected the notion of giving things up for Lent. I adhere...
January 26, 2017
“This is Us,” and How Rape Culture Ruins Everything
Remember the good old days when people used to talk about TV shows they were...
January 25, 2017
In the Age of “Alternative Facts,” Truth Telling is an Act of Resistance
Our new President has been busy. His tiny hands must be tired from signing all...
January 11, 2017
10 Words From Obama’s Farewell Speech (That You Won’t Hear Again For Awhile)
In 2005, I attended a Sojourner's conference in D.C. The theme was ending poverty, and...
January 09, 2017
The Difference Between Celebrity and Authority: Meryl Streep Gets It, Trump Never Will
Her Highness Meryl Streep preached a sermon at the Golden Globes last night. As she accepted...
January 05, 2017
10 Ways to Care for Someone (When Nothing Will Fix It)
You just can't imagine what they must be going through. You don't know what you...
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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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 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...
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 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 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...
June 30, 2016
Why We Don’t Want To Be Made Well
Guest post: by Ed Cyzewski Do you have any moments from your past that make...
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...
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