I liked this, until I didn’t.
I'm a queer Christian pastor, and I'll be using regular, old, boring ashes like always.
There are two sure things in life: death and sin.
It's hard for me to grasp that mortality is my fate, too.
On Ash Wednesday, as we remember our sins and ask to be forgiven, let's also remember what we love and ask to love it more.
To say "earth to earth" is a good thing, we have to believe it's really going to happen.
Not every ailment can be fixed—or should be. Atul Gawande thinks we need to talk about this.