What’s Eating Michelle Shocked? A Pastoral Letter to a Sister in Christ

Dear Sister Michelle,I’m a Christian pastor who is a long time fan of your music and have seen you perform live twice. The first time was in Washington, D.C. when you were touring with Billy Bragg in 1988 and the most recent time was at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina two years ago.I don’t think you identified as a Christian in 1988 but many of your early songs suggested to me that I should view you as a fellow follower of the inclusive ways of Jesus. Your music has been very em … [Read more...]

Spiritual But Not Giving a Damn

Religion is a guy in church thinking about fishing. Spirituality is a guy out fishing thinking about God. – John Fischer Religion is for those who believe in hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there. – David BowieI'm a Christian and as such I consider myself as being both spiritual and religious but these quotes do seem to be potent and convey something worth pondering.Over the past few years, there’s been a notable rise in the percent of the young adult populat … [Read more...]


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