Coming Out on Bi Visibility Day

I am a Christian, a pastor, happily married to a man, a mother of three... and bisexual. None of those things are changing.  If you don’t read the rest of this (it is rather long), that is what matters.  Maybe you've known this about my identity as long as you've known me. Maybe it's the... Continue Reading →

Beth Moore & Benevolent Sexism

I’ve never been a huge fan of Beth Moore. The reasons for this shifted as my faith and theology did, but I’ve always found a reason to be skeptical of her.  Most recently, she had fallen off my radar, as my list of followed theologians grew beyond common evangelical household names. Until today, when Beth... Continue Reading →

Choose This Day (a goodbye)

Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 Have you ever been on the precipice, not knowing exactly what was going to happen next? That's where Joshua and the Israelites found themselves. They had been through a lot together. This isn’t one of the stories we covered in our VBS for the Rest of Us series, but it very well... Continue Reading →

The Monster

I first imagined myself as a preacher when I was a little girl of four. I listened to a missionary share his exciting stories of preaching overseas and knew that was what I wanted to do, too. As I got older, I never considered any life path that wasn’t ministry. I would dream about what... Continue Reading →

Seminary as Resistance

This morning, we lamented. We are gathered here in Lexington for seminary classes… here, in Lexington, on January 21, 2017. We lamented that we are not marching with peaceful protesters on the streets of D.C. We lamented that, though we gather in this city, we are not marching with those lifting their voices on the... Continue Reading →

On Independence Day

Independence Day and I have a complicated relationship. I have fond memories from my childhood—packing a picnic and going to an all-day festival with my family. We’d lay our blanket on the grassy hillside and wait until nightfall. A military band always played inspiring marches, and when night fell, the sky was filled with every... Continue Reading →

Junia was the first person in the Bible who lied to me. Well, to be fair, it wasn't really Junia who lied to me; it was the other people who lied to conceal her from me.  I had been struggling with the issue of women in ministry for years. I come from a background that not only doesn't... Continue Reading →

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