“Go. Be apostles of this peace.”

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Sometimes we feel like we are alone … like Horton Hears a Who: We are here! We are Here!! WE ARE HERE!!! [Read more...]

Heaven is not “up there” somewhere

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God is when and where we recognize that we all belong, that we are all connected. [Read more...]

Last year’s nest

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Yesterday’s ideas can, and should, grow into better tomorrows. [Read more...]

Longing for Grace

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If you’d asked what I was doing inside a megachurch that sunny Sunday morning, I wouldn’t have had a clue. I’d left my children with their dad, intending to go home and work, maybe take a walk. But after few minutes alone in the car a familiar ache returned, the one that took over whenever busyness yielded to the backdrop of my impending divorce. [Read more...]

Christians and Spank Culture: How and Why to Stop It

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Between the “cool pope” speaking out in favor of physical discipline and Fifty Shades of Grey, spanking is back in the news. Though I come from an evangelical background, I admire the pope, and so found his latest comments frustrating. I don’t spank my children. (Full disclosure: my children are still quite young—but so far, [Read More...]

Eliminating evangelical double-speak about salvation

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What if salvation was experienced as a process of growth in love, rather than as a reward for believing a particular doctrine about Jesus? [Read more...]

One question fundamentalists cannot answer

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Why would God care more about what we believe about God, than how we live for God? [Read more...]

Keeping Hope Alive

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In Luke’s story about Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the temple (Luke 2:22-40) they meet two prophets, Simeon and Anna, both well along in years. Simeon and Anna had been patiently waiting and looking for “the redemption of Israel” (Luke 2:38) and for God’s salvation “prepared in the presence of all peoples” as “a [Read More...]


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