Ginkgo Faith

As I gaze upon the Spring green Ginkgo leaves that dance in the April breeze I can remember and foresee the exquisitely painful beauty of these tiny fans in the fall of the golden perfection that has been and will be So too I imagine I pray I believe that Christ knows us as we [Read More…]

Gay for a day

Friday, April 19 is the National Day of Silence sponsored by GLSEN. It is a day of action in which students across the US vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in schools. But what can old [Read More…]

A Prayer for Boston

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

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…]

Wash your Christian mouth out with soap?

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

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…]