Chicago Rooftops and Being Free

Today is her birthday. I don't remember the first time I met her. It was my freshman year of college, and at first, she was just another junior living on my floor. I do remember asking her if I could be her roommate. The college I attended over-booked freshman girls that fall, so we had... Continue Reading →

On Being People of the (Red) Cup

“It’s called the 'Christian Churches - Disciples of Christ.' You might have seen our churches before; our denomination’s logo is a red chalice with St. Andrew’s Cross" The other person stares at me blankly. I sigh. "Ok, really, it looks like a red wine glass with a big white X on it…” They say, "OOOOHH, yes!... Continue Reading →

It Happened to Them: Reflections on Charleston

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it is probably fairly reflective of your own perspective. I do have far-right and far-left friends, but I know they come from a nearly-all-white point of view. We love to share blogs written about race... by our favorite white bloggers. There is room for this - especially when they are confessional... Continue Reading →

Egalitarian Marriage: The Myths

Last fall, knowing we were coming up on a decade of marriage, Jon and I decided to read a book together about relationships. We did this a lot when we were first married and hadn't in several years, and we're both firm believers in taking time to strengthen your relationship even when it doesn't "need"... Continue Reading →

Ash Wednesday at Home

In the early days of Christianity, small groups of people met in homes to read Scripture, pray, and celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We invite you to remember Ash Wednesday in your homes, either in personal reflection or with your family. Ash Wednesday is a time we reflect on our sinfulness and our need for connection with... Continue Reading →

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