In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” I wrote this piece the week that the president made fun of … [Read more...] about Evil With Its Mask Off (This Kind Only Comes Out By Prayer and Fasting)
Sometimes you leave before you know you've gone. Sometimes you're still there, and you think you've left. I've spent a lot of time this summer processing "being evangelical," and being … [Read more...] about Postcard from the Wilderness: Remembering World Vision
Why are you still here. A few years ago, one of my pastors and I sat down for coffee. I was at a non-LGBTQ-affirming church that also doesn't ordain women... and I'm a queer woman with an MDiv. It … [Read more...] about Why Am I Still Here
So let’s start where all the women in the room have been. Hi, ladies! You’ll know this story. An old white haired regular at my bar sidled up to me, drunk as a possum, told me I was adorable, grabbed … [Read more...] about Ally Work (Or: Foot Washing 101)
I didn't want to write about Beauty and the Beast and the gays. I've been trying to ignore all the back and forth, the angry evangelicals, the angry liberals, the snarky commentary, the Twitter wars. … [Read more...] about Beauty and the Gays
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a … [Read more...] about Jesus and Trans Kids
The New York Times is reporting that Trump wants to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which forbids churches from endorsing candidates, campaigning, or donating to political candidates. That seems like … [Read more...] about Keep Politics Out of My Church (No. Really).
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:6-8 **** Have courage and be … [Read more...] about Have Courage, and Be Kind