A Prayer for Boston

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Gracious and loving God hear our anguished prayers For your children whose lives were taken For your children whose families were devastated For your children whose minds are capable of such evil For your children whose hearts are searching for answers immediate and eternal Speak oh God through the hands and feet of first responders Hear oh God [Read More...]

Blessed by the struggle

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Last Monday I attended a meeting of a small, conservative campus ministry group featuring a speaker, Jana Harmon from the C.S. Lewis Institute in Atlanta, who was invited to share “what the bible says about homosexuality.” What I want to tell you about is just how downright misleading, deceptive, poorly cited and falsely polarizing the [Read More...]

The heavy moon

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My wife, I love you When we are apart and the phone rings My heart skitters at the tone I picked just for you When we are separated by mere miles and the phone chimes my eyes glance in hopeful anticipation to read the most inconsequential message about utterly mundane things When the world beckons [Read More...]

Wash your Christian mouth out with soap?

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A few folk who have been reading my blog have recently complained that my language is offensive and one even accused me of using “offensive” language to affect an “edgy” or “trendy” veneer.  Some have called me out in public, a couple saved their scolding for private messages offered in “Christian love”.  I’ve been thinking about [Read More...]

Stumbling toward Easter, falling toward grace

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Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  If my faith should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my blog to take… In the past 24 hours I have had a few unfortunate run-ins with some of my Christian sisters and brothers that have left me [Read More...]

This ain’t politics and I’m not an f’n lifestyle

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I simply can not pretend to understand as Christian any conversation that includes questions as to whether or not I am an acceptable “way” of being human. I am not a “way” of being human, I am a child of God. For folks who holler about Christians not playing politics, you fundamentally miss the mark. [Read More...]

Holy marriage equality week batman!

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It was an Easter Sunday a few years ago when the phone lit up with my mom and dad’s number.  We hadn’t spoken in quite some time, me being an abomination and all.  I didn’t pick up the phone, let it go to voice mail and then, as the kids were counting their chocolate eggs, peeps and [Read More...]

What kind of Easter people are we?

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Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world. As I prepare to take up my palms in worship this evening I am plagued by a question – what kind of Easter people are we? Holy week is the last week of Lent when we follow Jesus through the [Read More...]

What took you so long or PTL?

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Today Hilary Clinton announced her support for gay marriage by saying that gays and lesbians are “full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage,” she says, adding that she backs gay marriage both “personally and as a matter of policy and law.” This past weekend Rob Bell spoke, in a church, in [Read More...]

A queer prayer for Pope Francis

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Gracious and loving God Creator Redeemer Sustainer With thanksgiving and hope I come to you today Grateful to walk with sisters & brothers of other tribes as they celebrate with faithful anticipation one who accepts the call as your servant leader may his ear be inclined toward your extravagant love may the hinges of his [Read More...]


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