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March 27, 2014
Buzzfeed Your Soul: Which Whatever Are You?
Which Downton Abby character are you? Buzzfeed wanted to know. Ok, fine. I’ll play. I...
March 20, 2014
Before Someone Drops a House on You
I've long had a theory about Fred Phelps: He didn't really hate gay people. Well,...
March 19, 2014
Singing in Dimly Lit Places: Is Religious Freedom Under Threat?
Here is the question that will be on Patheos Public Square next week: While the...
March 17, 2014
Green With Cultural Envy: Why We’re Over the Top for Every Possible Holiday
The Sunday before Valentine's day, I was doing my usual Sunday afternoon thing--staring at the...
March 11, 2014
If My Wings Should Fail Me
I'm back among the living after a week down with the flu. Not a 24...
March 07, 2014
“Jesus Feminist:” A Gospel of Empowerment
“Jesus Feminist: Exploring God’s Radical Notion that Women are People, Too.” My initial reaction to...
February 11, 2014
Singing for Our Lives
I’m not sure how it started, or when. But at least since I was a...
February 03, 2014
Holiness, Blessedness: All Around
Rev. Erika Marksbury preached this powerful sermon at SACC yesterday. I love how she reframes...
January 16, 2014
Jesus, Tebow, and Grandma God: The New Trinity
Some days, I come across an article that restores my faith in humanity, and gives me hope...
January 15, 2014
Mailing, Failing, and Yard Sign Nailing
DEAR CHURCH DOWN THE ROAD*: I wanted to thank you for your excellent marketing approach...
January 07, 2014
Four months ago, I was preparing to leave Phoenix. In early September, it was still...
December 19, 2013
Let Freedom Ring: A Very Ducky Christmas Special
I wish these public media storms would hold off until after Christmas. It’s really messing...
December 17, 2013
Detour: Holiday Hospitality for Churches
It’s the week before Christmas. You haven’t been to church in a year. Maybe in...
December 11, 2013
If you are following along with the "Partners in Prayer" Advent devotion guide, you'll see...
December 10, 2013
I've got another great guest post for you today. Rev. Isaac Varner is one of...
December 09, 2013
Today we have a guest post from Rev. Elizabeth Myer Boulton. She is, among other...
December 06, 2013
While We Wait
Holy smokes, where did this week go?? I cannot identify one thing on my calendar that...
November 28, 2013
Guest Post: Corn Mush and Depression Gravy
Thanks to Rev. Rachel Frey for this special Thanksgiving guest post. She is a minister...
November 26, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: The Christmas Shopping Edition
An open letter (because the blogging world freakin LOVES open letters) to the American Family...
November 25, 2013
More, Enough, and Plenty
For Monday of Thanksgiving week, I'm sharing some narrative biblical snapshots of the many ways in...
November 19, 2013
Til Everyone’s Doing It
I received a pretty unpleasant email this morning; and I’m sure a few hundred of...
November 12, 2013
The Real War on Marriage
I know, I know. I just wrote a piece on marriage. However—it got heavy traffic,...
November 06, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: The Dumb Questions Edition
You have heard it said that there are 'no stupid questions, only stupid answers.' But...
October 31, 2013
Halloween: An Opportunity to Learn “Enough”
I followed a sparkly red lady bug and a plush green dragon down the street....
October 22, 2013
Good China, Good Sleep, and Sexpectations: 10 Truths from 10 Years of Marriage
We are celebrating 10 years of marriage this month. 10 years, 2 kids, 1 dog, 2...
October 17, 2013
A Bully is a Bully
Today millions of people are wearing (or facebook posting) purple, in support of GLAAD'S "Stand...
August 22, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: The Lay Down Your Weapons Edition
"You have heard it said, the only thing that can stop a bad guy with...
August 15, 2013
Most Smartest and Sacred: Are Atheists Really Smarter than Us?
According to 63 studies conducted over the last 80-some years, Atheists are OFFICIALLY smarter than people...
August 13, 2013
The Conviction of Things Unseen: on Mystery Priests and Modern Miracles
The mystery priest came out of the closet. I mean...not that closet. But he came...
August 08, 2013
Happily Mostly After
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