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September 19, 2018
Who We Believe, And Who We Believe is Important
We know the statistics. One in five women will be raped in her lifetime. Around...
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 17, 2018
Boldly Go: The Gospel of Star Trek
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September 13, 2018
Who Is My Neighbor? Kevin Yoder’s Ugly Campaign Tactics and Creating An Other
In my sermon on Sunday, I talked about the power of fear in our current...
September 10, 2018
Assemble: The Gospel of the Avengers
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September 06, 2018
“Anonymous” is No Hero: And That Op-Ed is Not Resistance, It’s Privilege
For starters, that New York Times op-ed—the one that's breaking the internet?—it isn't at all...
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?...
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 24, 2018
A Border Wall Won’t Protect Against Toxic Masculinity
The death of Mollie Tibbetts is horrifying. A guilty verdict for her killer, Cristhian Bahena Rivera,...
August 23, 2018
Toppling of Silent Sam: The End of Another Battle in a War We Can’t Quit Fighting
Guest post by the Rev. Chris Furr As an undergraduate at UNC, I took a...
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 16, 2018
Predator Priests: The Church’s Great Sin of Patriarchy
It's every parent's worst nightmare. It's every church leader's worst nightmare. So if you are...
August 15, 2018
Resistance Training: Our Words Matter
He called her a dog. The day after white supremacists tried to rally in our...
August 10, 2018
If You Aren’t Progressive, What Are You? (Hint: It’s Not Conservative)
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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...
August 06, 2018
The Gospel According to Hamilton: Borders, Walls, and Who’s Really Free
On Sunday, Aug. 5, dozens of churches nationwide participated in a Hamilton Preach-In. Each participating...
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 19, 2018
Say What’s True: What Would Wouldn’t Do
What would, would not. And could, couldn't go. Or as we say down home, Can't...
July 16, 2018
Crony Capitalism is Making Us Sick
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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
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July 03, 2018
Internalized Misogyny: When Women Are the Part of the Patriarchy Problem
Last week, I got to discuss my book with Adam Ericksen of The Raven Foundation....
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 27, 2018
Confessions of a White English Major: Top 10 Books You Need to Read This Summer
It was an awakening. That moment when I sat down to think through what 10...
June 25, 2018
A Symphony of Small Things
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June 22, 2018
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