Midwives of a New World

We need a more robust theology of a God who suffers with us—who was born on the margins and executed on the cross, who knows what it feels like to say “I can’t breathe”—as thousands of folks are saying throughout the streets of America. God is with us.

Liturgy in the Time of COVID

These days, my emotions are not a reliable source.  They are up and down and back and forth and all over the place, telling me stories and lies and leading me down all sorts of rabbit holes.   I don’t need emotional authenticity—I need something solid.  I need a touchstone to ground me. I don’t need high-energy, emotional worship; I need liturgy.  

Liberty, Obedience, and Discipleship

Calls to use sensible public health measures to stop the spread of COVID are not persecution, they are simply measures to protect our society and those around us. If we cast any infringement on our religious life as persecution, we do a disservice to the Gospel, and to those around us. 

An Adoptee’s Apocalypse

God has a deeper understanding of us. God gets the nuances of adoption and understands our pain—all of it, even the parts we think we’ve kept totally hidden. Jesus, too, was an adoptee, after all. And God is near to the brokenhearted—adoptees included, because adoption isn’t possible without a trail of broken hearts.