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November 22, 2017
Holidays Are Complicated: But You Are Loved
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for...
November 13, 2017
At the Same Table: On God’s Economy, and Serving Two Masters
A stewardship sermon on Luke 16:1-13. The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 16 Then Jesus said to...
October 25, 2017
Who Markets the Gospel Better Than Church? Burger King, and Basically Everybody
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October 20, 2017
40 Things For My 40th Birthday: What I’m Giving Up, Embracing, Or Not Even Worried About
I’m trying to say it out loud, so here goes: I’m 40. Four-oh. 4-times-10. FORTY....
October 09, 2017
Hymns for the Crossing
When you are at the funeral of a non-church person, nobody sings.
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Pro-Life Congressman is a Total Hypocrite, and Other Totally Unsurprising News
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October 02, 2017
Your Prayers Mean Nothing: God Is Tired of Hearing About Guns
I recognize fully that I am screaming into the void here. These words fall on...
September 28, 2017
Wide Awake: True Confessions of a Bedtime Hater
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September 11, 2017
How 9/11 Gave Us President Trump
Earlier today, a friend (who was actually there) commented that the events of 9/11 set off...
August 29, 2017
After the Storm: Help and Hope After Harvey
The last few days have been grim and heartbreaking. At the same time, we have...
August 09, 2017
Faith, Fire and Fury: Trump, Jeffress, and the Dangerous Theology of Kings
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June 15, 2017
Dear Congress, We Are Not All Protected By Armed Security
Every day, our lawmakers choose to protect the rights of violent men like the Alexandria...
June 14, 2017
Along for the Ride: A Very P.K. Summer, Part I
If you are a parent, then you know the mixed blessing of summer. On the...
June 06, 2017
Rev. William Barber II is the Voice of the Moral Minority
I had this whole post in my head... about Trump's unbelievable Tweet criticizing the mayor of...
June 01, 2017
Violence Is Not a Progressive Value: Kathy Griffin Is Not Our Problem
Can we talk about Kathy Griffin for a sec? I mean, I don't want to....
May 31, 2017
Christian Privilege Is a Real Thing: and a Dangerous Thing
Last week I was invited to speak at an interfaith panel discussion. I rarely say...
May 26, 2017
Last Day of School Blues: Making Space for Sad
My boy is 6. He hasn't gotten the memo that the last day of school...
May 18, 2017
Mourning the Terrible Legacy of Roger Ailes
As a person of faith, I do not celebrate death. Death can be peaceful; death...
May 10, 2017
Prayer for Uncertain Times: Embracing Mystery as an Act of Resistance
Most of our human existential crises can be traced to a single source: our deep desire to...
April 27, 2017
In God’s Time
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April 02, 2017
From a Small Circle
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March 28, 2017
The Growing Voice of Progressive Faith
Progressive Christian voices are gaining power on the political scene. And lately, I'm seeing reports...
March 17, 2017
The False Idol of “Results:” The Sins of Our National Budget
If you want to know the heart of a nation, just look to its budget....
March 10, 2017
My Hope is Built
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The World All Around: How We Can and Can’t Shield Kids From Violence
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Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust
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Years past, I have rejected the notion of giving things up for Lent. I adhere...
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