Family and Relationships
Why Are Some Catholics "Militarizing" their Faith?
Angry Staff Officer
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Christian Defense Of Donald Trump Has...
New! Faith Leaders Database
Holiness and Pentecostal
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Presbyterian and Reformed
see all religions
Chicagoland's Pastor Scandals Of Power
The Most Sobering Thing about the Racial Dot Map
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
February 01, 2019
Worshipful Living: How a Church in the Netherlands Prayed Away Deportation
The concept of "worshipful living" is an underrated Christian practice. Most of us worship once...
December 30, 2018
Be Astonished: A Sermon and a New Year’s Resolution
Like any literary or super hero, Jesus needs an origin story. That’s the point of...
December 23, 2018
Magnificat: Revolutionary Mary
46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my...
December 03, 2018
Coming and Going: Ghosts of Advents Past
When you're a pastor, there is never a good time to tell your church folks...
September 05, 2018
Resist: Justice Heroes From the Bible and the Big Screen
Have you ever noticed that most big blockbuster movie hits are stories of social change?...
June 25, 2018
A Symphony of Small Things
Some days, everything on the internet is garbage. Other days, Carpool Karaoke takes you to...
April 25, 2018
Is Church for Extroverts?
Most churches are designed by and for extroverts. To be truly diverse, we need to...
November 02, 2017
5 Things for the Next 500 Years: The Church and the Next Reformation
Thanks to my friend Danny Gulden for this guest thoughts, as we mark the 500th...
October 25, 2017
Who Markets the Gospel Better Than Church? Burger King, and Basically Everybody
Y'all know I love Church, right? LOVE it. For all of its imperfections, bumbling ways...
June 26, 2017
10 Lessons the Church Can Learn From Harry Potter: On the Occasion of His 20th Birthday
I was tragically late to the Potter party. 20 years ago (!) when the first...
April 20, 2017
Your Church Does Not Need Volunteers
I was writing my weekly note to the congregation (a few days late, because I...
February 16, 2017
Showing Up for the Stranger: The Church Speaks Out Against the Travel Ban
Ever look around at the news/world/government these days and say "for the love of all...
August 03, 2016
Passing the Peace
Hi, folks. I took a week or so away from blogging to finish my book, and...
May 12, 2016
Don’t Like Your Pastor? Don’t Leave Your Church
There's a blog post going around called "So You Don't Like your Pastor..." I read...
April 07, 2016
When It’s Complicated, Just Show Up
A few months ago, my church sensed a call to get involved with refugee ministry. There...
March 27, 2016
This is Sunday, All Day Long
What if I told you that you could change the world using only the first...
December 24, 2015
Meanwhile, Instead, Anyway: Christmas, the Great Conjunction
My high school English teacher--the one who showed me the wonders of eliminating 'to-be' verbs...
December 17, 2015
Let it Go: What Church Can and Can’t Be at Christmas
Here's what I did NOT need to see: that article from "Christianity Today" about how...
November 30, 2015
Keeping the Light
Normally, I’m a purist. Nothing green or sparkly goes up at my house until the...
August 05, 2015
$h*! Jesus Says: 7 Reasons I’m (Still) a Christian
This one's for the Skeptics, the Cynics, the Critics; the Dones, the Nones, and the...
July 19, 2015
Home By Another Way
I'm at my denomination's General Assembly this week. Every other year, in the HOTTEST PART...
June 27, 2015
Holy Edges: 10 Things to Preach if Your Church is Divided on Gay Marriage
It’s going to be a great day at my church tomorrow. My congregation has been...
June 24, 2015
Good Call: 10 Ways to Nail that Pastoral Search Interview
It's that time again. All over the country, exhausted pastoral search committees plow through another...
May 05, 2015
Beyond Pink Carnations: Why I Don’t Do Mother’s Day at Church
Most Sunday mornings, I take a few prayerful moments before worship. I stand at the...
March 31, 2015
Holy Week Survival Guide: 10 Life Hacks for Clergy
Lace up the trainers, zip up your robe. Eye of the tiger, baby. It is...
April 24, 2014
A Doctor, A Pastor, and a Car Salesman…
No, they're not walking into a bar. But perhaps they should... Here's what I know...
April 18, 2014
In New Skin, Again
Yes, this is what I do when I should be working on sermon notes, or...
January 22, 2014
I never know what to say when someone thanks me for making a hospital or...
December 23, 2013
In Church, At Christmas Time
It's Christmas week, and you know what that means--re-runs! I wrote this piece last year,...
December 17, 2013
Detour: Holiday Hospitality for Churches
It’s the week before Christmas. You haven’t been to church in a year. Maybe in...
Related posts from
The Keys to Life: And the Gift of...
Why The Patriarchy Lies About Reproductive Health: And...
The Human Cost of the Shutdown: And the...
Advertise With Us
Terms of Service
Write For Us
Follow Us on Facebook
Copyright 2008-2017, Patheos. All rights reserved.