Posted on May 3rd, 2016 in calling
, Holy Spirit
If God isn’t going to speak to me with a voice or in a dream or the clear movement of the Spirit, my gut is all I’ve got.
This post was originally published on the Episcopal Café web site on January 21, 2010, and has been reprinted in my church bulletin for several Christmases. When I wrote it, my kids were much smaller, Christmas Eve more challenging as we aimed to do all the important things—prepare food, pick up those last few groceries—while shepherding three [Read More...]
Posted on Dec 17th, 2015 in childbearing
, reproductive decisions
, same-sex marriage
I have an article in the latest issue of Sojourners magazine, looking at fresh theology questioning the oh-so-American notion that traditional nuclear families consisting of a heterosexual couple and biological or adopted children is God’s ideal. What if, in fact, the New Testament undermines the primacy of biological family, rather than holding it up as ideal? What [Read More...]
Of the many remarkable things about the new film Spotlight, the most remarkable is that this moving, engrossing, occasionally thrilling movie is mostly about a bunch of people—a team of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe known as “Spotlight”— going to work and doing their jobs. The filmmakers and actors draw us into the quiet drama [Read More...]
We must believe that it's necessary to go on with small acts of daily care even as the world seems to spin out of control.