Clearly I write from a position of someone who sits near the exit. I love church, but sometimes I find it exhausting. I love my weirdo burner friends, and sometimes they can be a little harsh on my faith. I long to be in Christian community, yet, depending on the community, I find myself itching to get out. I am finding that there are hidden moments of grace ready for the taking in all kinds of communities. And when I am willing to exercise a little humility and receive it, I find that that grace goes further than the edges of my life, and often finds its way into the open wild. Continue reading
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- Five Things I Will Never Give Up for Lent.
- Five Un-truths of Easter
- 29 Days of Hope: Day 21, Actually, Yeah. Mary Did Know.
- Shouting at the Bishop: Why agreeing to disagree is not a Christian response to the culture wars.
- How to Kill a Moment of Grace with Two Quarters and a Pack of Gum.
- "How many hands does it take to wash two feet? All of ours": One of the defining moments of my life.
- Five Counterintuitive Things to do to Perfect Thanksgiving.
- This is How I Am Pro-Life. Now may I please have that phrase back?
- How to be a Valentine: A Note on Martyrdom.
- Making room for Christ with Dorothy Day
- The Suspicious Miracle of the Tarnished Cross. A guest post on faith by David J. Dunn
- I’ll Have What They’re Having. Why it is good to remember saints on All Saints Day
- “Short Term 12,” The grace you give may be your own.
- “Never Forget” and “Do this in Remembrance of Me:” Thoughts on how we remember September 11th.
- Is This Seat Taken? My night as the welcomed stranger among the even stranger at a Passover Seder.
- It’s Not About the Chocolate: Grace and self improvement in the season of Lent.