An Atheist & A Christian Walk Into A Bar

What the world needs now is for dividing lines to be seen but stepped over, to be recognized but not given power, so that on either side of everything, we understand who we are to be – people to other...

/ June 25, 2017

Witness To Suffering

The suffering of others is tragic and now a generation of Americans feels smug in their anger, empowered by the collective resistance that arises from it.

/ June 7, 2017

“I love you, but…”

This tells me you haven’t engaged with my story. This tells me you aren’t really interested in hearing what Jesus is doing my life and are more interested in pointing out the sin in my life and trying to save...

/ May 22, 2017

We Need Bold And Angry Christians

We need to hold Christians accountable, and we need to lay waste to the idea that the only good Christian is a gentle one.

/ May 16, 2017

How to stand tall in the noise of these days

Have the courage to love yourself without the safety blanket of self-righteousness. Have the courage to love someone else without assuming you already know who they are.

/ May 8, 2017

The other in the eyes of another

If we continue to choose silence and submission in lieu for purpose and mission, we lose God's hope and we destroy our calling to perfection.

/ May 5, 2017

Becoming Less Of A Bigot

We have all been raised in environments with prejudices that have rubbed off on us. Do NOT become paralyzed with guilt. Give yourself some grace for being human.

/ March 28, 2017

Giving Up Netflix Because #BlackLivesMatter

This Lent, I'm taking up a #BlackLivesMatter reading list. I'm doing this, because as a white Christian, I need to repent of my own complicity in a culture of white supremacy and listen to the stories of my black brothers...

/ February 24, 2017

The Good News About My Racism

We were all born to be better. We were made to receive the love of God and to be with other people. There is no limit to the goodness you and I are meant to behold and to reflect, no...

/ February 11, 2017

5 Things The Church Must Become Before It’s Too Late

The church has largely become a self-righteous, spiritually arrogant, sin-focused, Bible-weaponizing, people-condemning kind of monster that has lost much of her credibility among thinking, human-loving people.

/ February 9, 2017

On confusing Jesus with the Statue of Liberty

I understand a government’s first priority is to protect its own people. What I don’t understand is how Christian leaders are able to make arguments about the sanctity of life and somehow use that to promote anti-refugee policies.

/ February 1, 2017

Marches, Movements, and the Need for Intersectional Justice

If the Women's March does not become intersectional,  it will merely be a continuation of what feminism was in the beginning: catering to the needs of white women and ignoring racism, LGBTQ discrimination, transphobia, the exploitation of indigenous people, and...

/ January 26, 2017

The Hard Work Of Being Neighbors

To love neighbors as ourselves demands movement into places of discomfort. Vulnerability. Risk. Because that is what we long for from others.

/ January 23, 2017

7 Gratitudes: Inauguration Edition

How can our souls bless the Lord when we are standing on the edge of something so dark, so unknown, so dangerous to people we love, something crude and crass and selfish and small but with seemingly unlimited capacity to...

/ January 20, 2017

Broken Rhetoric: Trump Will Not Heal America

Saying God will use Donald Trump to reconcile America because God uses broken people is reckless regurgitation. It immediately diminishes the work God accomplished throughout the Bible when He, in fact, used broken people.

/ January 18, 2017

When I Kept Silent

I sat in my car outside the building I worked in, and cried, and prayed, and looked at my watch because I had to walk into that building in 45 minutes to preach a sermon to my broken hearted and...

/ January 16, 2017