A generation or three ago, the word “awesome” meant something like “that which inspires awe.”Read More »
Sex: a metaphor for knowing God
The problem with the trope of the Sexy Nun isn’t that it goes too far. The problem is that it doesn’t go far enough. Sex really is a fitting metaphor for knowing GodRead More »
Donating blood: Mysterious and sacred
Last Sunday, we were able to be part of saving the lives of people whom we will most likely never meet. What an unreal and wondrous thing to be able to say. Through the donation of our blood, we gave an extraordinary gift.Read More »
Extending gratitude to the dentist’s office
Prior to sitting in that chair last week, I’m not sure that it had ever occurred to me to be grateful to be in a dentist’s office. I had always chosen to focus instead on the minor discomfort of having my teeth cleaned.Read More »
Father Knows Best: What if Trump wins?
If you believe that Donald Trump is offering a vision that is bad for America and bad for the world, if you believe that his choices to mock the disabled, to vilify Muslims, and to celebrate torture ought to disqualify him for the presidency, then speak up. Go join those movements that are working to get the vote out.Read More »
Father Knows Best: Where is the Christian Left?
The very title “Christian Left” is one that a lot of us are hesitant to take on. To some extent, that is because we experience it and its sibling, “Progressive Christian,” as incomplete or limiting categories.Read More »