Stumbling toward Easter, falling toward grace

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

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!

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?

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?

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

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…]

Washed in His Blood My Ass

We are still about three weeks away from Easter but I’m gonna get a jump on things and offer a little Easter theology to get us warmed up. Now, I love a good bluegrass gospel song as much as the next middle-aged southern white chick     but while reading through a Lenten liturgy recently [Read More…]

The UCC is for Sissies

Words matter.  Words matter to me.  Words matter to me a lot. I’ve been known, once or twice, to raise a flag of concern over someone’s choice of words.  To some it may seem that my own tribe, The United Church of Christ, is exempt from my eagle eye and worrisome (sensitive) critique.  Well, rest easy, I’ve [Read More…]

13 Ideas For Practicing the Presence of God

During Lent many of us Jesusy types look for ways to be intentional about practicing the presence of God.  There are a myriad of books, booklets, websites, podcasts and small groups dedicated to  spiritual practices meant to give our wandering minds a compass pointing us toward the Divine. Today I’d like to lift up a [Read More…]

Mo wants to know – how can I be a lesbian and a Christian?

The good news is – more people are reading my blog. The challenging news is – more people are reading my blog A new friend has found our little corner of the blogospehre and lifted up some concerns and questions. Mo seems genuinely perplexed about a couple of topics so I thought I would light [Read More…]