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Loving yourself is not an act of aggression
I first published this post in the summer of 2017, and shortly thereafter unpublished it after some anonymous criticism was passed along to me. It was, I believe, the first time I pulled a post due to negative feedback. It wasn’t just about the post itself;...
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Don't Freak Out: An Original Christmas Pageant Script
Photo by Dave Pape,   Creative Commons   Hundreds of congregations have performed my previous original skits, T he Best Story: An Imperfect Christmas Pageant and A Mary Carol . I am happy to share my most recent original Christmas pageant script, Don't Frea...
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Distant Triumph Song
Revelation 7:9-17 Memorial Sunday is perhaps the most solemn Sunday of the year. Our somber services are on other days of the week - Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday. Sundays, on the other hand, always resonate with the echoes of resurrection.
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Distant Triumph Song
Distant Triumph Song
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Beloved
So, last month I got a tattoo (designed by dear Suzanne Vinson , whose art has been giving me great joy for a full decade now). And then I surprised myself even more by telling the story of the tattoo at a storytelling night at my church; I wrote this not m...
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Beloved
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Loving yourself is not an act of aggression
Maybe the third time's the charm. I've been trying to write a post about some pictures I recently shared on social media. Twice now I've done the digital equivalent of crumpling up the page and pitching it into the trashcan. Maybe this time I start with the...
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Never Alone
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, b...
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Books, books, books
Several friends have books coming out this spring. Some of them I've already read (I do love those advance reader copies!), and some of them I can hardly wait to begin. In no particular order: At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering t...
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The Impossibility of Belief
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him...
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On Love & Romance
On Sunday our church band hosted a night of music and reflections about love and romance. They invited me to offer a "Ted Talk" as part of the program. This is what I said.  Not long ago I read a novel called The Sun is Also a Star , by Nicola Yoon. It’s a ...
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May, meet Deacon
The part of Very Married that is the most personally meaningful to me is probably not what you'd expect. It's not anything that comes up in interviews. It's not one of the mildly scandalous admissions, nor one of the controversial convictions. It isn't the ...
May, meet Deacon
May, meet Deacon
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