We See You and We Celebrate You

    We see you and we celebrate you We see the good you do We see the love you share We see the people you serve We hear the names people call you Names that we do not recognize or publicize, lest we legitimize For those names don't define you We know you by one name Beloved Child of God Created in God's own image We don't pretend to know your pain But when you hurt, we hurt, too We may not walk in ...

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If you’re a pastor voting for Trump, you may owe some apologies

For years, I have been disheartened and dismayed by the way some churches and pastors treat people because of their marital status. I'm not even talking about same sex marriage (that's another post), but old-fashioned, traditional marriage between a man and a woman. I have met countless people who have been made to feel unworthy and unloved by their faith communities because they have one (or more) failed marriages in their ...

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Is My Theology Biblical?

Inspired by a poster my teacher friend, Whitney, created to help her students make sure they included all the important information when turning in a graph assignment: I decided that it would be handy to have a checklist to help people make sure what they are saying/sharing/tweeting/texting regarding Christianity is theologically sound. Please feel free to use this guide whenever the urge to make broad, sweeping statements about Christians, Christianity or the Bible strikes.

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The OKC bombing Sonic connection

Twenty years ago, I was working on an ad campaign for Shots for Tots that involved a partnership with Sonic Drive-Ins.  We had a small book of coupons for parents that the doctor's office would stamp when parents brought kids in for shots. The coupon was good for a free burger or ice cream or something.  I think the early coupons were geared more toward parents and then moved toward ...

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