Parenthood, disability, ethics, and the crooked way of grace
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Perhaps part of me thinks that to be worthwhile, prayer and Bible study have to be strenuous and difficult and unpleasant. Showing up to church to sing beautiful music, read ready-made prayers, and hear an excellent sermon seems too simple.
After years of driving south to visit my husband’s family in North Carolina, our family has developed a series of designated stopping places that give us just what we need at certain points in our journey. There’s the Delaware rest stop with pretty flower gardens and a playground, which is a perfect place to stretch [Read More...]
Saturday night, as we drove south on Route 9 in the rainy twilight, a billboard shone out from the gloom. In huge white letters on a red background were the words, “Jesus, I Love You.” Although I’ve seen this billboard before, this time the words struck me as seriously off base. “No,” I thought. “My [Read More...]
Posted on Mar 26th, 2014 in Bible
, gay marriage
, Jesus Christ
, LGBTQ people
, ordained ministry
, ordination of LGBTQ people
, women's ordination
, World Vision
I support the ordination of women and LGBTQ people because if I didn't, I would have to look people in the eye and tell them that I don't believe that their call to ministry is real.
Posted on Mar 25th, 2014 in Book of Common Prayer
, Christian responses to suffering
, Episcopal Church
, Jesus Christ
I don't understand how prayer works. But I believe in a God who is good, a God who is love. I keep praying because I believe that prayer, somehow, makes that goodness and love more real and accessible in the midst of whatever nightmares mark our days.