Allowing myself to experience loneliness and writing about it. First in a series.
A rare foray into the world of poetry.
Tired of the same old extremes in the debate over abortion? Here is one attempt at a reasoned argument.
Many of us resist reading the Bible even though we believe we should. An understanding of Bible reading as devotion, and not study, can give us the motivation we need to just read it.
How the normal process of acceptance at the end of life can be affected by a person's history of being abused. How one woman came to an understanding that allowed her to die peacefully and well.
The renewed public outcry over gun control following the killings of children in Newtown, Connecticut is hiding an illusion that fuels our public discourse and clouds our policy making. Dealing with the fear that our lack of control over random acts of violence creates in us can help us respond...
Mary's song of praise and hope in the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke is a courageous cry for God's kingdom to be realized in a world where she was among the least. Her radical longing for everything to be turned upside down prepared her for her calling as Christ Bearer. Are we prepared? Do...
All Christians do not agree that there is a "War On Christmas." A progressive Christian explains why some of us are not concerned about the things that seem to be so frightening and apocalyptic to others.
We treat those who have suffered tragedy as if they were contagious. With some sensible preparations and precautions we can be truly present with them and maybe make the grieving process a little healthier.
Where is God in the midst of the slaughter of the innocents and its aftermath in Newtown, Connecticut? A sermon preached 2 days after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Our homes are overflowing with crap. Crap is the stuff we buy that sucks away our soul. These questions, meant to be asked any time you plan a purchase, can help you stop.
Our current practice of sanitizing death and having funeral directors take care of everything has implications for our ability to grieve in a healthy manner.
Teaching your children manners from the very beginning provides them with a script they can use to interact well socially. Children appreciate being provided with these skills.
Learn how to do a simple reverse image search on Google Images to check and see if a photo is legitimate.
The expression of grief is very individual, but there are some common elements. Most people are numbed to the worst of it immediately following the death. Three to six months later, many people are hit by crushing grief, fear, anger, etc., and are not expecting it. They have been left alone by...
Advent is a special time of preparation for Christians before Christmas. Instead of spending the season counting down the shopping days that are left, we should adopt an advent spiritual practice to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ in our hearts anew.