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You Don’t Want To Be A Prophet
Originally Posted: 12/08/2014 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

The prophet’s road is lonely not because she escapes the hubbub of everyday life in order to retreat and draw near to God. No, the prophet’s road is lonely because she is called to the most troubled corners of ...

Lessons from the World's Loneliest Whale
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

We send out our words and hope that someone will hear them and sing back to us. We send our words over the water ... and listen ... and hope. In the northern Pacific Ocean, there ...

Making a Difference in a World That's Falling Apart
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

While church planners listened, a five-person focus group described life outside the congregation’s doors: A world falling apart. While church planners listened, a five-person foc ...

Mother Teresa As a Psalm
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

Some of the psalms are pure jubilation, but just as many — the “psalms of complaint” — sound like … well, like the private Mother Teresa. On Sept. 5, 1997, the world mourned when ...

Social Media and Our Epidemic of Loneliness
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are byproducts of this isolation, rather than the cause of the loneliness. When they become problematic is when we rely on them to be a surrogate for real, face-to-face relation ...

Love Comes First
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I was in the middle of a degree in biblical and theological studies when one of my close friends told me she was gay. She didn't last long at her church after coming out to her small group. ...

Big, Fat Kisses
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

My first date was a big fat sloppy hour and a half of kissing (sorry Mom and Dad) supported by the screenplay of <em>My Big Fat Greek Wedding</em>. My first date was a ...

Justice for All Means Justice for Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I wonder how we find room for hatred. I wonder how we find room for hatred. My conscious is often too packed with confusion, sadness, loneliness, doubt, joy, laughter, and the oth ...

A Commentary on Caring for the Unemployed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

One of my Saturday morning rituals is to listen to NPR's Weekend Edition, hosted by my friend Scott Simon, during my morning work out. One of my Saturday morning rituals is t ...