We Simply Are

We Simply Are

I recently heard the following question (I’ve already forgotten where) and it has stayed with me over the days since: Did you do anything to become alive? It’s an excellent question because it can stop so many of our internal messages about performance and measuring...
Faithfully Mirroring Jesus

Faithfully Mirroring Jesus

The differences between the faith and teachings of Jesus and the institutional church his followers founded are vast and varied. I’ve spent a lot of my life articulating those differences and editing others’ articulations. So much of the Christian church has been...
From Busyness to Being

From Busyness to Being

Nine days ago, I participated in an online Big Event with the Presbyterian church in Arizona and southwest New Mexico. I’d been invited to co-lead a Psalming Our Disorientation prayerful writing workshop with a friend. The workshop went well, and I also appreciated...
Is Xenophobia a Human Norm?

Is Xenophobia a Human Norm?

A week ago, in our church’s antiracism discussion group, someone stated that xenophobia is the norm, and our goal is to challenge it. That comment really caught my attention and I decided to ponder it and bring you along on the journey. We’re discussing a book that...