Category Archives: reflection

Not Against Flesh and Blood

War is a simplistic and emotionally appealing model. The problem that comes from using this model is that we tend to get confused about who our enemy is. Continue reading

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A Completionist God

There’s a kind of video game player whose determination to finish the whole game and not just the “good bits” is actually a great way to think about the way God works. Continue reading

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Before their OWN Lord

Ah the Pointing Finger: so Righteous, so Powerful, so utterly missaimed. Continue reading

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Becoming Human After Horror

PTSD seems to be the diagnosis du jour while brokenness and injury pop up in conversations all over. It is important to talk about them, to bring out into the open things we were supposed to pretend didn’t happen. Yet wallowing in wounds is unhealthy. Faith and the community of faith have a pathway out of that mess, a pathway toward being human. Continue reading

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I Renounce Them

In the rite of baptism we “renounce the devil, all his empty promises, and all his wicked ways.” It can seem like an empty gesture, but let me tell you about one of those wicked ways: white supremacy. Continue reading

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The Other Kind of Family

If we are going to tell the truth about family we will have to tell the light AND the shadow stories. Getting to the point where we can do so usually means conflict, let’s talk about that. Continue reading

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