I wrote this post about the inequities facing women in 2014. Unfortunately, it's all still true! You'll have to forgive me if I'm cranky about Mothers Day. Once again marketers will drape the world in pink, but I'm not feeling it. One Reason I'm Cranky Mothers Day is another working Sunday -- plus a … [Read more...] about Momma Don’t Want No Stinkin’ Card
Mothers Day is not a liturgical holiday, but many congregations tend to treat it like one. After all, it falls on a Sunday. There are two ways to look at connecting Mothers Day and church. We'll start with the positive spin. These churches hand out flowers and the Children's Choir sings about how … [Read more...] about Mothers Day & Church
Here's how my review of "Christ and the Multiverse" by David Williams begins . . . . Can you recall the moment in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” when Lucy enters the wardrobe? She expects to touch the back wall so she goes “further in” and finds herself in a world called Narnia, where … [Read more...] about My Review of “Christ and the Multiverse” by David Williams
I am excited to announce that I will be co-facilitating a workshop with Eileen Campbell-Reed, using my book The #MeToo Reckoning . I invite you to participate! This workshop came about because I asked a rather vulnerable question in a writing group. You can read the back story here. The birth … [Read more...] about #MeToo Reckoning Workshop Available!
My work is featured at Let Her Speak! You can also find it at Instagram. … [Read more...] about Let Her Speak
In the past few days, a Baptist minister from Missouri, Stewart-Allen Clark, has garnered national attention. (A snippet from the viral video of the sermon is linked below.) He preaches specifically about the male gaze, telling women that they're responsible for what their husbands look at. … [Read more...] about Who’s Responsible for the Male Gaze?
I'm delighted to announce that I've been called to a new position as the Transitional Senior Pastor at The Palisades Community Church in Washington, DC. I will serve half-time through September, 2021. Join us for worship via Zoom! I'll be preaching online every Sunday morning (10:00 AM) and … [Read more...] about The Palisades Community Church
If you're coming over from listening to one of my recent podcasts, welcome, and thanks for stopping by! Please click around and see what speaks to your situation. There are more than a dozen podcasts to choose from, and a blog with lots of archives to search. If you're a victim or survivor … [Read more...] about Welcome!
Growing up as a Protestant, I learned to hold the Virgin Mary at arm's length, but over the years, I've come to adore her. Four years ago I wrote a piece for the Washington Post. At the time it made a bit of a fuss, largely because Breitbart was trending hard, and picked up on it as a ridiculous bit … [Read more...] about The Virgin Mary
A lively conversation between Meghan Tschanz and me covering sexual assault and the emotions victims and survivors often deal with, including anger and shame, the reality of purity culture, what Jesus says about these things, and why churches are prone to hiding predators. … [Read more...] about Interview at “Faith & Feminism” Podcast with Meghan Tschanz
This holiday season has the potential to be less than merry for many people. Social distancing is curtailing family gatherings and festivities, plus the recession has cut into budgets. So let me suggest a way we can brighten the season without spending anything. This is a perfect time to offer … [Read more...] about Covid Holiday Idea
It is so affirming to see my book on this Top 100 list from Publishers Weekly! Here's the press release from the publisher, IVP. Thank you for reading and engaging with the important topic of sexual abuse in faith communities. … [Read more...] about THE #METOO RECKONING named one of the 5 Best Religion Books of 2020 by Publishers Weekly!
Here's my latest book! Except it's seven years old. Back in 2013 I self-published a short e-book about riding a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I wanted to share this unforgettable experience with others, and I also liked the DIY part — learning the mechanics of publishing and using … [Read more...] about Republished my eBook: Grand Canyon by Mule
Later today I'm headed to Holy Cross Abbey for a week of silence. The guesthouse closed to the public in March and reopened at half capacity just two weeks ago -- so I'm taking a silent retreat originally scheduled for late April. I began doing monastic retreats in 2004 so they're part of my … [Read more...] about Even Silence Is Different During this Pandemic