Category Archives: reflection

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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Bearing Witness

Martyrdom is a form of bearing witness to our God. So to what kind of God do our lives bear witness (and are we proud of that God)? Continue reading

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What we should be telling them

We tell graduates a lot of things, using soaring words to convey the new beginning they face. Perhaps we should sit them down and tell them these truths instead. Continue reading

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What About the Heathen?

It’s a common question lurking in the back of our minds “what about the heathen,” what happens to them and what are YOU doing to save them. Here’s my answer. Continue reading

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Mothering

The following post about Mother’s Day is not approved by Hallmark or Neo-Victorian Sentimentality. It is however true and (I hope) contains grace. Continue reading

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