Nasty women in the bible, I love you

Here is a partial list of nasty women in the Bible. Please feel free to add the names and stories of other such nasty women of faith.   Shiphrah and Puah Midwives committing acts of civil disobedience Deborah Judge, warrior and prophet you predicted the defeat of the Canaanites – by one nasty as hell [Read More…]

I really don’t understand how anyone can see Trump as presidential

I am going to try and phrase this as respectfully and a sincerely as possible. Let’s all take a deep breath, turn down the volume on our own fear, anger, frustration and snarkiness and try and figure something out here.   I’ve been watching and listening very carefully to as much of this presidential race [Read More…]

A lesbian walks into a garage, oil and minds are changed

Friends, I would like to introduce you to my partner Betsy. She has a great story to share with us today and I am immensely grateful that she agreed to be a guest blogger on my crazy little blog.   On my way home from school this afternoon I stopped to collect the tic-tac, our [Read More…]

Sure, you can be Orlando too

Sunday, June 12, 2016 dawned for us like most other seemingly boring days in our life – waking to smiling eyes and a gentle kiss, sipping a cup of coffee while reading an early morning devotional, taking a long walk with the pups and getting ready for a ridiculously hot day of our homosexual lifestyle – [Read More…]

Good Friday Pop Quiz: Who Killed Jesus?

I did. I do. If Borg and Crossan are right, and I hang my theological hat on the hunch that they are, that “the execution of Jesus was virtually inevitable. Not because of divine necessity, but because of human inevitability…” and that “Jesus did not die for the sins of the world. The language of substitutionary sacrifice [Read More…]

A prayer in times of perpetual violence

Oh God! It has happened. My heart is numb as I learn of evil unleashed by your Children. Again. Open my heart, Wounded One that I may feel. Again. Oh God! It has happened. My eyes are dry as I watch images of your Children shredded by violence. Again. Open my eyes Compassionate One that [Read More…]

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A book review

It seems nearly every week we hear another report about the demise of the church. Just Google the term “leaving church” and you’ll get about 169,000,000 search results. For real, go try it. Posts range from why are people leaving, how to leave well, why not to leave, to to win members back and why [Read More…]

Regarding the Duggars – are you part of the problem or part of the solution?

Hell’s bells, y’all, I really didn’t want to end my blogging sabbatical and start up writing again on a stomach-churning, blood-pressure raising, angry-eyes note but damnit, the news of the Duggar disgrace continues to unfurl, so – here we are. I am worried to pieces about the girls who were repeatedly sexually assaulted and who now seem to be little more [Read More…]

A family lunch tainted by bigotry: a guest post by Tonya Caputo

I saw a Facebook post by a mom the other day that just broke my heart and really pissed me off. I know we all see those maddening posts every day but this one stuck with me in such a way that I immediately reached out to the mom who wrote the post and invited her to share [Read More…]

Prayers from Matelot

On Sunday morning I woke at 6 a.m. to the distant but unmistakable sound of “Amazing Grace” off in the distance – in Matelot, Trinidad. I am traveling with a group of students who are on a Global Awareness trip to explore issues of gender and community development in Trinidad and Tobago. My job is to document the trip through [Read More…]