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October 31, 2014
Your Faith-Based Voter Guide
Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Politics in the Pulpit. Read other perspectives here....
October 08, 2014
Talking About Real Life and Faith: A Review of the Animate DVD Series for Small Groups
Leaders in the progressive church-y world are always looking for ‘The Thing.’ You know, the...
September 04, 2014
Sex, Death, and the Same Old Tree
I just keep thinking about that tree. You know the one. It stood in the...
July 23, 2014
While flipping through radio stations, I came upon a show where the morning hosts asked...
May 27, 2014
Dig In: 10 Ways to Find Your Feet in a New Place
Hey. I haven’t had much to say lately. I’m not sure why that is, other...
May 05, 2014
Life Out There: Celebrating 5 Years of Patheos
As a writer, I live 'in here,' in my head much of the time. As...
April 24, 2014
A Doctor, A Pastor, and a Car Salesman…
No, they're not walking into a bar. But perhaps they should... Here's what I know...
April 18, 2014
In New Skin, Again
Yes, this is what I do when I should be working on sermon notes, or...
April 17, 2014
Broken and Othered
This morning, I went to an interfaith Service of Unity and Hope at the Jewish...
April 14, 2014
Changing the Conversation: 7 Ways to End Violence While Keeping Your Guns
I’m tired of hearing “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people!” I’m tired of conversations...
April 01, 2014
Love and Perfect–Wait for it–Timing
Major spoiler alert—(insert Ted and Robin salute—Major Spoiler Alert!) If don't want to know how...
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
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