Church

November 12 2014

When Pastors Fail

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I’m not new to stories of pastors who fail massively, publicly, sexually. Those of us who have been in the church long enough know the pain of watching a leader we love crash into the …

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

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Being a peacemaker means a tenacious hospitality that allows for anyone/everyone at the table. It inevitably means awkwardness. That's ok. My eyes flutter open. Reluctantly. I squeeze them shut trying to shut out the sounds of the twins …

Culture

November 12 2014

On Internet “Relationships”

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When I think friendship, I think of the girl that sat and talked and cried with me on the dock, the night before I left for Kosovo. I think of the afternoon so many of …

Church

November 11 2014

Making Room At The Table

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The young couple hurried their toddler down the long hall to the nursery. They were late for church--again.  They could blame the baby for their tardiness to church, but really, they were just adjusting to …

Why I Think You Should Unapologetically Post Your Best Moments

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A few weeks ago, we did the usual fall thing here in New York and as I’m gathering from everyone’s feed on Facebook and the like, it is also what everyone else is doing around …

Church

November 10 2014

Liberty and Responsibility

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It’s a Sunday night and I’ve been in a pub like this before. I’m not drinking beer mainly because it makes me feel bloated, not because I don’t like it. I do. IPAs were my gateway …

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