(un)Biblical Fundamentalism and Literalism, Part One: Humans and a History of Storytelling

Let’s talk about Bible literalism and scriptural inerrancy. I’ve been sitting on this topic a long time and continue to have trouble narrowing down what I’d like to say. So this is an invitation to a three part article series. I’ll try not to leave you hanging and actually complete all three. A few reminders, … More (un)Biblical Fundamentalism and Literalism, Part One: Humans and a History of Storytelling

The Great Melt

I meditated outside today, using the phrase “I am one with God. I am one with all matter and energy.” This follows with my March meditation theme and the word “embody.” Listening to the sounds of the snow melt, water droplets hitting the ice, water droplets hitting the snow, water droplets hitting other puddles of … More The Great Melt

Weeding out the Root: Getting to the heart of why the “freedom” convoy is not Christian love in action

If you want a gorgeous yard, don’t fluff the blades of grass, get down to work on the roots and soil. The grassroots is the most fundamental, basic level of well, grass, but also ideas or political movements. Freedom is a grassroots value of America. Love is a grassroots part of marriage. Reading and writing … More Weeding out the Root: Getting to the heart of why the “freedom” convoy is not Christian love in action

My Journey to Becoming a Spiritual Director

My spiritual journey in adulthood has been marked by the themes of both connection and separation. I’ve always been a leader and a writer, using my gifts to write poetry, reflect on current events, discern the needs of others and encourage them on their journey. I’ve worked in politics, education, and religious institutions as a … More My Journey to Becoming a Spiritual Director

Book Review: God’s Word to Women

In 1903, Katharine C. Bushnell published a specialized study in the literal translation and interpretation of Genesis along with its theological and societal implications for women. The foreword, written by Amy Francis in 2016, describes Bushnell as “an intellectual and cultural colossus of the twentieth century”. Indeed, a brief account of Bushnell’s life reveals her … More Book Review: God’s Word to Women

The Names They Called Me

Previously, we attempted to define deconstruction for anyone on a faith journey. Deconstruction isn’t for everyone. It can be disorienting, disheartening, distressful. I also want to say that deconstruction should be and may actually happen to everyone. It is a natural part of human developmental psychology and developing personal identity and resilience. Pretending it doesn’t … More The Names They Called Me