To Christian Voters in Houston


Dear Christians Voters in Houston who opposed HERO-I am writing to you today with a deeply grieved heart. Deep in my spirit, I can hear the words of Jesus as he gave his live on the cross saying, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they're doing." (Luke 23:34) In a very real sense, you have chosen to reject Christ and have stood for his oppression and marginalization in your city, because Christ is found, not behind the mighty pulpits of your churches or in the faces of the p … [Read more...]

On Discipline


Have you ever felt like your life was scattered and disorganized? That everything was a rush to get to the next thing on the "To-Do List"? Have you ever looked at the lives of others that seem so rhythmic and healthy, where they have time for personal wellbeing, accomplishing their dreams, and have a vibrant social life and wondered how in the world they do it when you're giving all you have and are struggling just to get by?I have.I've often found myself so envious of others lives, … [Read more...]

The Flow of Love


Each Sunday, I take time to reflect on a sacred text, usually from the Revised Common Lectionary, in order to recalibrate, challenge, and fuel us to continue on this rough and rocky journey of faith. Today's reading comes from Mark 12:28-34: One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lor … [Read more...]

Women of Wisdom : Conversations with Iyanla Vanzant, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Marianne Williamson


For centuries, many of the worlds religious traditions have sought to silence the voices of women, insisting that their place is domestic and not in the public sphere, teaching, leading, and shaping culture. Yet in the midst of these oppressive institutions, women have been resilient, working hard to find ways to subvert societal norms and assert themselves as leaders, visionaries, and creatives, shaping our world in monumental ways. While much of this oppression still remains in cultures and … [Read more...]

We Need Reformation (A Sermon for Reformation Day)

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The following sermon was preached at MCC of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, October 25, 2015 for their Reformation Day Service.This morning, we, along with thousands of other churches in the Protestant tradition are celebrating Reformation Sunday. A day where we celebrate the work of the Protestant reformers of the 1500’s who realized that the church had strayed from the Gospel and had begun abusing it’s power to control and exploit the faithful.This Sunday is meant to coinc … [Read more...]

Kirk vs. Gagnon: Making the Christian Case for Same-Sex Relationships

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Last weekend, my friend, noted New Testament theologian, and former professor of New Testament Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Daniel Kirk, sat down and had a conversation with Dr. Robert Gagnon, associate professor of New Testament at Pittsburg Theological Seminary and notorious opponent of LGBT equality and proponent of reparative therapy, about the biblical case for LGBT inclusion in the Church. The conversation, hosted by Valley Presbyterian Church in Arizona, is one of the most … [Read more...]