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February 23, 2016
Something like a socialist dream
Olivia Smith, Associate Minister Intern at a social justice-oriented church in South Seattle, tackles displacement...
February 09, 2016
Beyond the Pulpit and the Prayers
A peek behind the pulpit from the perspective of a (millennial) associate minister.
January 12, 2016
Mind Blown: Why Alexander Foster gives away all of his income over $27k
Alexander Foster believes in giving away money. A lot. Why does this (Christian) entrepreneur donate...
January 05, 2016
My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t be a white moderate
Martin Luther King, Jr., once said that the "white moderate" is more dangerous to black...
December 22, 2015
The New Jim Crow book group: Week 6
The final post in a series on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Read...
December 15, 2015
The New Jim Crow book group: Week 5
I'm reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander with a group from my church....
December 11, 2015
The New Jim Crow Book Group: Week 4
I am reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander with folks from my church...
December 02, 2015
The New Jim Crow Book Group: Week 3
Read along with me as I lead a spiritual book group connected to The New...
November 24, 2015
The New Jim Crow Book Group: Week 2
Follow along as I run a book group to read The New Jim Crow--which dismantles...
November 17, 2015
The New Jim Crow Book Group: Intro + Week 1
I'm running a book group at my church to read The New Jim Crow. Join...
November 10, 2015
Christians in a tiny home!
I talk with Kala, about to graduate college, and her fiance about their decision to...
November 03, 2015
Guest Post: Obama doesn’t want moms to stay at home
My friend Liz writes about how she "scraped together" eight weeks of paid time off...
October 20, 2015
“It just seems to fit”: Why a tiny church helps tiny house builders
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a friend, Chris Terramane, who is building a...
October 06, 2015
Extreme (non-Christian) Altruism
Julia works and gives away 100% of her income. She isn't a Christian--in fact, her...
September 08, 2015
Adoption & Christianity: What I’ve Learned
I wrap up a weeks-long investigation into adoption and Christianity by reflecting on the themes...
September 01, 2015
Talking Adoption: Fighting with the Foster Care System (Part 2)
I talk more with foster mother Joanna about how her family practices therapeutic parenting and...
August 25, 2015
Talking Adoption: Fighting with the Foster Care System (Part 1)
I talk with Joanna, a foster mother, about the challenges of raising a foster child...
July 07, 2015
One Way to Fight Racism (as a white person)
Segregation is what happens when we don't think about it; as white people with status...
June 02, 2015
Yes, There Are Evangelical Christians who Believe in Climate Change
There are even evangelical climate change scientists.
April 24, 2015
Modern-day Moneychangers?: How Seattle Church Leaders Turned Tables
On the Monday of Holy Week this year, several church leaders and members got together...
April 01, 2015
How to Find the Good in Religion: Look.
Looking for people who perform surprising acts of faith in the public eye has taught...
March 27, 2015
Why One Youth Advocate Wants a New Prison for Kids
Although Seattle's prison system imprisons youth of color at an unreasonably high rate, one youth...
March 24, 2015
Crazy Faith, an organization based in Olympia, WA, gives out free food to anyone who...
March 06, 2015
Pastor with a Lawsuit: John Helmiere vs. Seattle
When most people hear “pastor,” they think of words like “peaceful,” or “nice"--not “litigious.” Reverend...
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