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Advent 1: It’s time to wake up

Romans 13:8-14 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” … Continue reading

Make Thanksgiving Awkward Again!

“So, Uncle Frank, did you vote for Trump?” … “No seriously, did you? And if so, why?” … Yeah, I know, you don’t want to do that. Who wants to have uncomfortable conversations about politics over family meals? My therapist and I joked that there would be an unusual amount of cancellations for family dinner … Continue reading

Reject. Resist. Rebel.

  Early Wednesday morning, when it became clear who was going to win the election, I changed the profile picture on my Facebook page to this image. If you don’t know what it is (and how are you reading my blog without knowing what this image is? Do you know me at all?) it is … Continue reading

With Hearts Exposed…

There are many surprisingly vulnerable moments that come along with parenting. Being a parent makes you feel exposed in all kinds of ways. You examine the kind of person that you are and you wonder what it is that young ones are picking up from you. You worry about being able to provide the quality … Continue reading

Guest post: Should Christians Vote: Two Pastors Walk into a Debate

A couple of friends who are Presbyterian ministers had a conversation about whether or not we should vote as citizens of the kingdom of God. They wrote out their conversation and asked if I would post it on my blog. I was happy to do so. To be clear, I’m not taking sides on this … Continue reading