Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in the Christian calendar on the road toward Easter. I know it’s a hard season for a lot of faith shifting folks, and I’ve written so much already over the years that there’s no need to re-create the wheel; you can always use my blog search […]Read More
Jesus, the breaker of boundaries
Today is Christmas Eve, the night we celebrate Jesus’ arrival into the world, God in-the-flesh, born to simple people in a dirty stall in a time where political authority prevailed and rigid theological constructs kept people in bondage. A time like today. Over the millennia, very little has changed about this same basic story. Power […]Read More
a better story.
It’s bad out here, people! The political division, the way Christianity is all tied up in it, the fear, hatred, ugly, and unknown. Everyone who reads here doesn’t agree with my faith and politics but most everyone these days is feeling the pressure, disorientation, anger, the sometimes-hopelessness that we will ever come back to some […]Read More
holy week 2017: the great distraction
We’re on Day 3 of this Holy Week Series, starting with Palm Sunday and yesterday’s reminder that Jesus’ first act after coming into Jerusalem on a donkey was to turn tables over in the temple. I’m not trying to blog through every scripture or only follow the but rather honor some of the different days of […]Read More
holy week 2017: palm sunday, oh we love our kings
Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week on the road toward Easter. I also call Holy week “It’s not what we think week.” I decided to blog every day this week, until the day after Easter Sunday as a spiritual practice for myself, to remember the story, to draw back on some thoughts […]Read More
God, in the thick of us.
I wrote this post a few years ago for Sheloves Magazine and thought I’d repost it today, this Christmas Eve, 2016. I am so grateful God is here, in the thick of our messy, beautiful lives and the world’s beautiful mess. // With. Years ago I first came into contact with three prepositions that could […]Read More
the unimportant people.
It’s been an extra busy few weeks around here with Refuge life and kids and the juggles of this season, and I haven’t had space to write much. I know this season can be tricky for many, and 2016 seemed to have extra measure of ugliness for a lot of people I know. For me, […]Read More
the church could use a recovery meeting.
I always say that AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, is the strongest and most transformational church in the world. Little pockets of love & freedom are meeting all over the place right now in all kinds of shapes and forms. Dear, beautiful, sincere people seeking change not in theory but in real-life. Built upon the spirit of The Beatitudes, […]Read More
no matter what.
Easter Morning. An empty tomb. Confusion. Hope. What was dead, alive. What was meant for evil, good. What was impossible, possible. Last night I was walking in the parking lot at the grocery store to pick up some Easter goodies and had this thought about Jesus flicker across my heart and I stopped to notice […]Read More
the yeah-it's-not-what-we-think-it-is week.
Today is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week. I know people are all over the place on this week. Some love it and it is one of the most important weeks in the church calendars. Others aren’t feeling too holy and are struggling, gearing up for those He is Risen! posts on Easter Sunday that […]Read More