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Adventures in Gender and Polity: Elder Advisory Councils

June 15, 2017


I frequently get into trouble when I wade into the fraught waters of church and gender and start theorizing a little bit.  But I can’t help it. I love theories, I love knotty problems, and (it seems) I don’t always mind a bit of trouble here and there.  So here goes a little experiment. I’m […]

Take Another Step

October 13, 2015


I like meditating on details in the familiar stories of Scripture. Take this one, for example, in the story of Moses and the burning bush.  The story opens with Moses, erstwhile prince of Egypt and fugitive murderer, living in contentment as an exile in the land of Midian.  Moses is tending the sheep of his father-in-law […]

3 Verse Jesus

September 28, 2015


Is there a better, more concise, broad-stroke sketch of Jesus than Mark 1:42-44?  Jesus heals a man with leprosy.  Look at this bolded section, in context: And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said […]

Let There Be A Hand

August 19, 2015


I am not scared to write that I am scared of death. I think about it. It comes up mostly when I cannot sleep and have been awake for too many hours in my dark room, alone, which has been most of my life. In those moments my mind has the opportunity to reflect on […]

You Could Go Free

June 29, 2015


A brief reflection in light of Obergefell v. Hodges In Acts 21-26, Luke records the extended narrative of the Apostle Paul’s capture by the Jews in Jerusalem and their subsequent attempts to prosecute him and kill him. In summary, against the wishes of his peers and church members (one of whom prophesied his eventual capture), […]

Ofygyft (The Scandinavian Secret to Healthy Relationships)

February 10, 2015


**–originally written for publication on another platform.  I’m not sure if it will ever run there, so I’m posting it here so that it can at least see the light of day.  Also: I am radically unqualified to write on this topic. Dating advice on the Internet?  Must be a day that ends in ‘y’! I would estimate that […]

Another Way To Say ‘Alive’

February 5, 2015


**Originally for publication elsewhere.  I’m not sure if it will end up getting used on that platform, so I’m putting it here just to let it see the light of day.**   One of the fun ways that American evangelicalism has served the global church- and I use the phrase “served” with as much sarcasm […]