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January 08, 2019
12 Terrible Things I’d Rather Do Than Watch The Presidential Address
Your small act of resistance for today: turn off the t.v. As we head into...
December 13, 2018
Come Home for Christmas: Welcoming Our LGBTQ Friends In Church
Earlier this year, I was at a conference for the senior ministers of the largest...
November 14, 2018
Crossing Over: A Trip to the Border, in Pictures
Last week, I made a quick trip to Arizona, and an even quicker trip down...
November 05, 2018
Trump as Messiah: The Billboard Is Gone, But the Sentiment Remains
If you live in the St. Louis metro and you drive home on I-70 in...
November 01, 2018
Door to Door: The Powerful Art of Neighboring
That nice, warm—maybe almost happy?—feeling that you have today is not just about candy and...
October 02, 2018
Ode To October: Losing Your Life to Find It
Yesterday, October 1, my husband called me on his lunch break to tell me Happy...
September 18, 2018
The Things We Break, The Dreams We Bury
Saturday morning, I was in an urgent care waiting room with a sick kid. It's...
September 04, 2018
Bishop Fails Apology for Groping Ariana Grande: Let’s Maybe Try That Again
We all cringed. By "we," I mean every woman who's ever endured a time when...
August 30, 2018
Aretha Didn’t Have a Will: Here are Five Reasons You Should
This just in: Aretha Franklin didn't have a will. Granted, her legacy is about far...
August 27, 2018
Guns Are the Problem, Guns Are the Problem, Guns Are the Problem …
While the nation grieved the passing of Senator John McCain—and stood appalled at the president's...
August 22, 2018
In the Midst of Political Firestorms, Life Goes On: Don’t Miss It
It's easy to feel as though we're at the mercy of the zeitgeist. We're not.
August 21, 2018
Tracking and Other Morally Repugnant Campaign Tactics Undermine Our Nation
Editor’s note: “Political tracking,” the practice of following candidates and constantly filming their public statements,...
August 15, 2018
Resistance Training: Our Words Matter
He called her a dog. The day after white supremacists tried to rally in our...
August 07, 2018
The Unengaged: America’s Real Third Party
The church I used to serve in Phoenix shared space with a preschool. It was...
July 26, 2018
Home and Holler: It’s Complicated
I'm on vacation this week and most of next. That doesn't mean I'm not writing....
July 12, 2018
Not Just Papa John: There Are All Kinds of Racists
A friend of mine witnessed an incident the other day. Some folks had car trouble...
July 09, 2018
Kids Are Still In Cages: And The Law Has Nothing To Do With It
In the current political climate, there are many things about which we can 'agree to...
July 02, 2018
The Edge of Great Change: Why All the Ugliness is Still Good News
I take it for granted sometimes that I can stand up and preach on a...
June 26, 2018
While You Were Sleeping: Kansas City ICE Agent Assaults Attorney, Pregnant Mother and Child Deported
When I talked to Andrea Comfort Martinez on the phone earlier today, she was waiting...
June 20, 2018
WORLD REFUGEE DAY — When Will You Feed Us?
Guest post by Vy Nguyen Executive Director of Week of Compassion One day a year,...
June 19, 2018
SHARICE DAVIDS: Asylum Laws Written to Protect, Not Persecute
Guest post by Sharice Davids Candidate for U.S. Congress Every year, thousands of immigrants, asylum...
June 15, 2018
The Letter of the Law: There is Nothing ‘Biblical’ About Cruelty
When we are tearing the babies from their mothers arms at the border, we have...
June 14, 2018
Called to Serve the Poor People’s Campaign
Guest post by the Rev. Megan Severns Huston The first time I met the Rev....
June 04, 2018
It Was Never About the Cake: A ‘Narrow’ Ruling, and a Love Note for PRIDE Month
It's not about the cake. It was never about the cake. And yet, here we...
May 30, 2018
Who Would Jesus Separate?
I’m constantly amazed at what does and does not cause my fellow Christians to have...
May 29, 2018
“The White Man’s Guide to Not Being a Jerk,” Abridged
When it comes to issues of gender equality and racism, I feel the frustration and...
May 23, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: When Summer Was Outside
For today's Wednesday writing prompt, I was going to invite you to describe a summer...
May 22, 2018
Very Christian White Guys: Here’s the Problem with Complementarianism
It was a fun weekend. I had a book signing at my local Barnes and...
May 17, 2018
$h*t Jesus Says: “These Are Not People, They’re Animals” Edition
Truly I tell you, these immigrants you see before you are not people. They are...
May 09, 2018
Wednesday Writing Prompt: Facebook’s 10 Album Challenge
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