What to do if Roy Moore comes to your Church

Roy Moore fashions himself a Christian. His Christianity includes literally making an idol out of the Ten Commandments and doing all he can to harass and malign non-straight people. Now he’s one election away from the US Senate. Four women have subsequently come forward to accuse him of sexual improprieties when they were teenagers and he was a high powered state lawyer. One of those … Continue reading What to do if Roy Moore comes to your Church

Missing Mommy: A Book Review

In a week of holy grieving, let’s remember that not all grieving gets resolved through immediate, physical resurrection. The very nature of death is that the deceased doesn’t come back. Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb is a book for children who have lost a parent. It is difficult to read not only for the subject matter but for the stunningly gracious manner in which it is … Continue reading Missing Mommy: A Book Review

Humpday Devo: Children’s Sabbath

This week’s Humpday Devo is about Children’s Spirituality, in recognition of Children’s Sabbath: this weekend. Scripture Matthew 18:1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of … Continue reading Humpday Devo: Children’s Sabbath

For Camille, a Thanksgiving, May you Rest in Peace and Never Know Hatred

A letter to my to-be-third-born, lost in utero last month. Dear Camille, Thank you. Thank you for doing what you did, even by just being for a short amount of time. You shook off of me a great deal of complacency and shone a light on my life. You showed me my frustration and dissatisfaction. Through this revelation, I have discovered my gifts and have … Continue reading For Camille, a Thanksgiving, May you Rest in Peace and Never Know Hatred

Book Review: “Everywhere Babies”

As a pastor, I read for a living.  It may come as a surprise that I’m not a naturally avid reader.  I’ve always been slow and easily bored as a reader.  But as a dad, I like reading to my daughter.  Her books are poetic and inspiring.  They are simple but profound.  One of my new favorites is Everywhere Babies, by Susan Meyers.  There are … Continue reading Book Review: “Everywhere Babies”

G’night Little Girl, Don’t Be Like Daddy

Don’t hold your tongue when there’s truth to say. Don’t clench your fist when there’s mercy to give. Don’t throw your boots off when there’s horses to hay. Don’t lay on the couch when there’s life to live. Don’t make excuses for failing to love. Don’t say no to walks on the beach. Don’t overlook the slightest move. Don’t keep loved-ones out of reach. Don’t … Continue reading G’night Little Girl, Don’t Be Like Daddy

When Safe Sanctuaries hit Home

Yesterday, I was confronted by an uncomfortable situation regarding my daughter.  I emphasize the word situation, because I was not confronted by uncomfortable people or uncomfortable groups of people.  My wife and I both had to be here at Pastor’s School, she to present and me to attend as per my ordination process.  What, then, shall we do with our daughter (5mos. old)? When M. was phoned … Continue reading When Safe Sanctuaries hit Home