Jesus’ Presentation at the Temple

Today we celebrate the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. The story can be found in Luke 2. The presentation happens forty days after Christ’s birth, so we place it forty days after Christmas. The day has marked significance for the culture Mary, Joseph, and therefore Jesus grew up in. Going to the temple was... Continue Reading →

Identity and Belonging

What does a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a member of the Progressive Christian movement have to say to the mainstream church? A lot actually. If we are willing to listen to those we are so used to disregarding.

Love Never Ends

We are quick to love people through some things. We can believe to a point and have hope until we are disappointed again. We will endure if we feel the payoff is worth it. But Paul calls us to a kind of love that stays in the ring in all things.

Let Her Have a Word

I thought this book would bring these women to life, perhaps (finally) giving them a voice versus allowing us only to behold them through the lens of a man. Alas, it is not even her words that are being held up, but a man’s view of her (both in the write-up and the poems themselves).

Until All Are Equal

Happy Post-Inauguration Day friends! I hope you are doing well. I found yesterday to be a breath of fresh air, a much-needed reset button. For the first time in five years, I felt like I could breathe. I felt hope, which has been desperately lacking from our landscape. I loved the colors of the dresses... Continue Reading →

The Things Love Is Not

In the middle of Paul’s list of love there are three statements which, at first, can seem out of place. It is a list of things that love does not do. The root of these three actions is pride, something that has no place in love.

There is No Unity Without Accountability

To bully, hurt, oppress, disregard, overstep, seek to erase other people and then turn around and tell those same people that to hold you accountable is divisive is laughable and wrong. It is a tone-deaf plea from a group that has spent its entire history being abusive towards people who do not think, act, worship, or look like them. It is an entitled demand from people used to getting their way.

Discerning What is True

We were given eyes to see, ears to hear, minds to discern, and the incredible gift of being able to come to God on our own and spend time letting Him remake us into who we are called to be.

Love is Not Self-Seeking

Ultimately, Jesus said, His believers are known by their love. He said the greatest thing we can do is love God and love our neighbor. To love is to lay down our preferences, what we think we are owed, our comfort, and yes, our “rights.”

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