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The soul keeps the score, too ...

October 14 is the one-year anniversary of my resignation from a church I preached at for 23 years. I have done lots of internal work since then. To be honest, I did lots of internal work before and during my resignation, too. But ... I have found myself sad and anxious lately. Weird emotions pop […]

We're not all lost ...

It was JRR Tolkien who wrote, "Not all who wander are lost." So wise. In the 10 months since resigning from my church of a couple decades, I have met my fair share of wanderers, church nomads, refugees. People who - for one reason or another - walked out of their houses of worship for […]

It's not God's design ...

I recently officiated the wedding of two of the most kind, compassionate, Christ-following young women I know. The wedding was holy, filled with love and laughter. The entire event had a profound impact on all of us who were there. The love these women share is contagious!! The argument I often hear against same-sex relationships […]

I prefer a church which is bruised ...

"I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security … More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of […]

Shame on those Baptists ...

The Southern Baptist Convention has just tightened their reins, circled their proverbial wagons, created rules about who can and who cannot be a pastor or preacher or leader in their churches. Who can? A man. Who cannot? A woman. No statements about who is most gifted, most educated, most experienced, most called to the task, […]

An enormous contingent of thoughtful people ...

During my trip to Costa Rica last month, I felt compelled to find a quiet space to read a book I have started many times but couldn't find the energy - the mind space - for. This time, by a quiet pool in a national park in the Costa Rican jungle, the book clicked. I […]

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