We Would Have Fired Jesus

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Jesus would’ve made a terrible preacher. And we most likely would’ve fired him. He was hard to pin down. Always hanging out with the wrong kinds of people. Consistently offending the ones he should’ve been coddling. Sometimes he would disappear abruptly after a speaking gig rather than hang around. He sometimes contradicted himself. He was known… Keep Reading

People of Hope Or Prophets of Doom? What is the Church anyway?

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We can be exhausting. The rants and the unsolicited comments on social media. The reactions to social agendas, new legislation, and Modern Family. Christians have a way of making a fuss about anything we disagree with. I think it all comes from a good place. I really do.  We want the world to be better than what it… Keep Reading

In Charleston As It Is In Heaven

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We’re here again. Jolted by another act of racism. Angry and frustrated at another headline featuring black victims and a white killer. Jon Stewart really said it best on his show in the days following the shooting (you should really watch the video): I’ve got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds, because of what happened in South… Keep Reading

The Caitlyn Jenner Dilemma

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In April, former Olympian Bruce Jenner announced his plans to transition from a man to a woman. Now on the cover of Vanity Fair, Bruce has now revealed himself to the world as “Caitlyn Jenner.” In the days following, Caitlyn created a new Twitter account which quickly attracted over 1 million followers. Every day since, Christians have… Keep Reading

The Liturgy of Everyday

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These are days with too few hours. Days filled with commitments and stress and tasks. There’s the job to work and the emails to answer. There are relationships that need nourished and others that need the hard work of being repaired. A beer to grab with a friend and a call to catch up on with another. And, smashed in… Keep Reading

God Is For Peace And God Is For Us

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There’s a simple mantra I’ve been learning to speak to myself lately. It varies slightly based on the context and the situation, but the guts are always the same.  It’s a way of resetting my mind and recalibrating my interpretation of what is going on within me and around me. It goes like this: God… Keep Reading