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  • Hijacking Jesus

    Here’s the thing – Lately, I’ve been hearing all kinds of conversations describing the followers of Jesus. Like a vicious version of the twelve blind men and the elephant – I’ve heard the talking-heads describe people of faith as bigots, haters, misogynists, war-mongers, jingoists, chauvinists, xenophobic, homophobic, sycophants who believe in archaic fairy-tales and conspire …[ read more ]

  • When We’re Afraid of Saying the Wrong Thing

    I find lately that I’m easily tempted to fear “saying the wrong thing.” These are days without mercy. Times where lines are drawn, and camps formed over subjects large and small. We’re instructed that words are codes and any of us who unintentionally mumble the wrong phrase or ask a question that makes us suspect, …[ read more ]

  • We Should Be the Most Aggravating People

    More than once, I’ve aggravated the people I’ve been called to serve. More than once, I’ve listened to a family tell the story of their conflict and ask me who I think is right. More than once, my reply has been, “It has often been my experience that everyone involved is wrong. This may be …[ read more ]

  • When God is Being Withholding and Mean

    “I thought you were being mean,” the young ministry worker admitted to me. “I could see that. But, now you think I’m not?” I asked. “When you insisted that I talk with the family about what led them to their situation, I thought you were judging them, but the conversation helped them understand things they …[ read more ]

  • What If I Can’t Make You Happy? (A Word for Survivors and Those Experiencing Depression)

    And what if I can’t make you happy? What if with all my face on the floor, kneeling at my bedside, screaming in the car alone, waking in the night terrified, scripture-informed, spirit-filled, in Jesus’ name intercession you still can’t find the strength to hold on and you let go? What if I have to …[ read more ]