Family and Relationships
Trump’s Nationalism is Incompatible with Christianity
7 Reasons Hymns are Better than Contemporary Worship Songs
New! Faith Leaders Database
Holiness and Pentecostal
Presbyterian and Reformed
see all religions
Oh, preacher, give us a good word
Saudi Arabia is the Worst Country in the World for...
Creationism is Bigger Than the Age of the Earth Question
An Open Letter To the So-Called Exhausted Majority
Resources For the Faith Seeker
E-Books and Other Special Offers
7 Day Prayer Challenge for Spouses
A Different Kind of Christian
Jesus Is Love
Pastors and Church Leaders
The Saints We Love
Who Is God?
Get newsletters and updates
get the latest from
Sign up for our newsletter
Get updates from Irreverin delivered straight to your inbox
Also, send me the Progressive Christian Newsletter and special offers.
Also, send me the Progressive Christian Newsletter.
Please also opt me in for Exclusive Offers from Patheos’s Partners
Privacy and Data Policy
Select a Category
a good week for progress
Advent and Christmas
Being a Person
faith and community
Good News for Progressives
Lent and Easter
Marriage and Family
S*^! Jesus Says
sabbatical road tripping
Spirituality in Culture
Talking to Strangers
the "Best Stuff I Ever Ate" diet
Writing Prompt Wednesday
Select a Month
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...
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...
April 02, 2017
From a Small Circle
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose...
November 01, 2016
The War On Fall
Let me tell you this really sad thing I used to do when I lived...
July 08, 2016
The End of Us: Where Love Is Not Enough
Love is not enough. I'm a pastor, so I'm not supposed to say that. As...
May 23, 2016
Beneath Our Feet: A Summer Psalm
1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set...
February 10, 2016
The Death We Carry
I've been planning this for weeks. An intentional out-of-office beginning to Lent; traveling to different...
July 10, 2015
Cloud By Day: Living With Ambiguity and Measuring Ministry
In every generation, people of faith journey across the hazy plains of “What does this...
June 02, 2015
Fear, Faith and Freedom: What You and I Know about Anti-Muslim Rallies
*Ritzheimer. I mean… it just SOUNDS like a Nazi caricature. A cartoon bad guy with...
March 18, 2015
For Lent, I was going write about Lent. Well and often. And then, I found...
March 04, 2015
The Damp Murkiness of our Inner Underworld
“There is a part of the soul that stirs at night, in the dark and...
August 27, 2014
Not in the Fire, Not in the Wind
The following is from week 2 of the sermon series "Doors and Windows: Faces of...
January 07, 2014
Four months ago, I was preparing to leave Phoenix. In early September, it was still...
May 29, 2013
It's fixin to be June in Phoenix. Lord help us... Some of you know that...
May 01, 2013
Rootless and Wandering
If you ever wonder what pastors talk about when we get together, the topics are,...
March 14, 2013
$*^! Jesus Says: Seeds and Weeds Edition
For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,...
February 20, 2013
True story: my husband and i were out having dinner at a nice restaurant. Which...
February 13, 2013
Ashes and Casseroles: The Business of Life
I did a funeral this morning for a beloved saint of the church. Now I'm working...
January 24, 2013
Goodness and Truth
It was that lovely week of Christmas when utterly NOTHING happens at church, and we clergy types...
January 04, 2013
Failure to Adapt
our mainline churches are dying from this 'failure to adapt' that we see in the...
November 26, 2012
Like Frosty Said… the Sun Was Hot That Day
I think i say this, or something like it, every year of the world. But,...
November 17, 2012
til by Turning, Turning, We Come ‘Round Right
Spoiler alert: if you are coming to Foothills for worship tomorrow and you want to be...
November 13, 2012
I've gotta say... for all the junk and crazy-making stuff that floats around on facebook,...
November 03, 2012
Scattered and Sown
So this farmer went out with a bunch of seeds. And he scattered them far and...
November 03, 2012
Scent of the Sacred
Best smells for the soul: fresh lavender. or basil. cut christmas tree. my favorite leather...
November 01, 2012
Thin Places: Sanctuary
I love Halloween. Seriously, when else do you get to be a rockstar-gypsy-cowgirl AND eat...
October 29, 2012
Every year we complain. "The traffic is terrible!" "The lines are ridiculous!" "The stuff is...
October 26, 2012
In the Presence of the World
Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch....
October 22, 2012
just say grace
God forgive us: when we would rather be right than do right. God forgive us:...
October 05, 2012
I was at a conference this week. Which meant i slept in a hotel room, without my...
Related posts from
Next December: When Hope Takes the Long View
Singing In the Dark: 7 Christmas Songs You...
Coming and Going: Ghosts of Advents Past
Who Is It That We're Waiting For? A...
Advertise With Us
Terms of Service
Write For Us
Follow Us on Facebook
Copyright 2008-2017, Patheos. All rights reserved.