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September 20, 2017
No, Our Non-Profit Is Not a Ministry
Christian friends often call the non-profit that my husband and I run a ministry. I...
September 14, 2017
That whisper in your ear that you are unqualified, not smart enough, brave enough, faithful...
September 08, 2017
More Than a Follower
It might just be me, having been raised in legalistic Christianity, but I struggle with...
August 30, 2017
Even given all the disagreement within the Christian tradition as to theology and church polity,...
August 29, 2017
What If the Great Command of Jesus Was Literally the Entire Point of Following His Ways?
In reality, trying to convert someone is not loving -- it’s just not.
July 17, 2017
For the Invisible People
A significant damaging effect of the fundamentalist mindset is its tendency to make some people...
July 05, 2017
The Ideology of Jesus
Jesus seemed to have zero concern for social norms or ideologies of those who he...
May 24, 2017
A Lesson on Divine Grief
Jesus had given sight to the blind, fed the destitute, and even walked on water;...
May 19, 2017
For the Literal Love of Christ, Stop Making Jesus White
The fact that, in most biblical films, Jesus is cast as a white man while...
May 15, 2017
I Don’t Want to Be an American Christian, I Just Want to Follow Jesus
The label American Christian is largely and globally associated with negative connotations.
April 07, 2017
Several years ago, after going through a very troubling church experience, I went through a...
April 05, 2017
Jesus, the Cathedral and Me
Sometimes when I think about Jesus he seems so far away--someone in a distant time...
March 31, 2017
This Is Red Letter Love
What exactly is red letter Love? I mean, we all know the great command to...
March 22, 2017
Our Fire Is Ruining Facebook
I have been told that I can come off too harsh in my outspoken opposition...
February 28, 2017
Not Your White Jesus
Jesus is not a white guy. I hate to break it to you, but all...
November 30, 2016
If all are saved, then why follow Jesus?
The question assumes that if there is no eternal hell awaiting those who fail to...
November 29, 2016
An Inappropriate Christmas
There is one passage from the birth narrative of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew...
September 23, 2016
It’s time to trump the Trump with the Jesus card
I am committed to do everything within my power (as small and limited as that...
August 09, 2016
Let’s admit it: When it comes to money, Jesus was a radical and we’re not.
I am a would-be disciple of Jesus. I say would-be because there are some aspects...
April 18, 2016
Lessons from Jesus on how to apply scripture (part 2)
What guided Jesus's process of sorting through the inconsistencies, contradictions, different perspectives, and theological views...
April 06, 2016
Lessons from Jesus on how to apply scripture (part 1)
What can Jesus teach us about appropriating scripture for the purpose of discovering and fulfilling...
March 21, 2016
Three Glorious Surprises in the Resurrection
The resurrection of Jesus is too often either co-opted for conservative Christian triumphalism or reduced...
February 22, 2016
Even Jesus fell short of perfect love
Jesus said, “Let the children [referring to Israel] be fed first, for it is not...
February 12, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Five
The final post in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth.
February 11, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Four
Part four in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth.
February 10, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Three
Part three in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth.
February 09, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part Two
Part two in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth.
February 08, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Part One
Part one in a five-part series about the historical person Jesus of Nazareth.
January 26, 2016
Give me a deeply moving experience over a deeply held belief every time!
Last year April Kelsey wrote a viral post for this blog which played off the...
January 19, 2016
What does it mean to confess that Jesus is Lord?
To say that Jesus is Lord is to echo one the earliest and most basic...
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