January 23, 2019

What does it mean to “become woke” when addressing white privilege, racism, and white supremacy? How does this process unfold? Here’s one white woman’s reflection and list of suggestions. Read more

January 20, 2019

The smug, taunting smile on his white face was so calm, so practiced, it looked as if he had been perfecting this look for years. Standing in I-dare-you close range to Nathan Phillips, the student grinned as his raucous peers shouted and jeered.  Read more

January 19, 2019

What do I mean by ‘recovering racist’? Is racism some kind of addiction? I believe it is. And it’s up to us as whitefolks to engage in this work of recovery and do it now. Read more

January 14, 2019

Lexington Theological Seminary is now a Green Chalice seminary. We’re striving to be part of God’s eco-resurrection. Read more

December 20, 2018

Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide is now available for pre-order from Rowman & Littlefield! Here’s a sneak preview of this resource for equipping preachers to address the vital justice issues of our time. Read more

December 16, 2018

Spinning Michael Flynn’s lies as ‘entrapment’ reminded me of my own life lesson about honesty. This is a story about a bulldog, a leash, and an 80’s video game called ‘Pitfall.’ Read more

December 13, 2018

What would it mean for peace to be not just on Earth, as if it were just a stage for the human salvation drama, but actually within Earth? What would it mean for us to be partners with Earth in bringing about this peace? Read more

November 27, 2018

The climate crisis is upon us. This is an ‘all hands on deck’ moment for preachers. Our silence about climate and environmental issues is a form of theological malpractice that we must remedy. Read more

November 11, 2018

It’s time to rethink the story about ‘the widow’s mite’ in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4.  The widow is not meant to be an object lesson for our stewardship sermons. Read more

November 7, 2018

How are we supposed to be the church in a time like this? Here are 9 suggestions for being the church after the midterm elections. Read more

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