Before you had a human parent, you had a perfect one.
June 14, 2021
The city felt like it had been sucker punched.
October 19, 2020
Accept the resurrection or don’t. Either way, you’re the boss.
April 24, 2019
I liked this, until I didn’t.
October 24, 2018
“We live differently than we say we live. There’s moral judgment all around.”
January 17, 2017
I don’t know what a perfect first-century family looked like, but I’m certain that Joseph and Mary didn’t qualify.
December 19, 2014
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"We aren't the first people to experience God as the slice and the stitches at the exact same time. The paradox is ancient. Jesus embodied it."
May 29, 2013
Regular churchgoing does not make you a friend of death. But if you sit in the pews long enough, you cannot help getting acquainted.
July 3, 2012
According to my understanding of congregational polity, a pastor has the authority to turn down money. But not this much money.
October 24, 2011
My old office was above a soup kitchen, and its clients regularly came in to ask for money. Eventually I began interrupting each visitor's story by sliding a 20-dollar bill across my desk—a toll I paid so I could return to my work.
June 10, 2011