Calling Victims of Abuse (Who Finally Speak Out), "Hypocrites!" That's Stupid.
Feeling Unlovable? Struggling with Low Self-Esteem? That's Where the Christmas Story Comes In...
At the Golden Globes on Sunday every woman came dressed in black to show solidarity for those who have endured any level of harassment in Hollywood for being a woman. The time is up, they declared.
As a general principle, I have to believe that the majority of humans on this earth would support the ending of injustice. It turns out, not so much...
If Jesus Ran for Office and Debated with a Pharisee
It can be tempting to pretend to be somebody we’re not.
And it can be tempting to think that who or what we are is not all that great.
I think this temptation seductively calls to all of us, and I think the story of Christmas provides the necessary antidote to such toxicity.
Why it CAN'T Be "All About the Bible"
Imagine it's Galilee, the year is 32 AD, and Jesus decides to run for office--for the position of County Synagogue Leader. It's the final week before the vote and Jesus faces up one last time in a debate against his opponent, Phil.
Here's how their back-and-forth might've gone...
The Lesson I Learned at My Self-Pity Party
The other day we had a first time visitor at Sojourn who beelined to me after the service and immediately asked, “what version of the Bible do you use?”
This was my first clue that perhaps our church was not going to be a great fit for her.
What Every Man Needs to Consider in this #MeToo Moment
Last week I threw a little pity party for myself, because a blog post I wrote (and was excited about) didn't get much love. That party-for-one taught me something really important.
You Play Ball Like a G***!
Fellas, this past week has been particularly challenging for all the women who have shared (and those who haven't) in the #MeToo movement. I want to talk to you about how we can honor them right now. Let's talk about sex.
Protesting the Flag? Protesting Inequality? The Complicated Clash Behind the NFL and Kaepernick Taking a Knee.
These sorts of messages reinforced that boys were not only superior to girls, but that we had the right to exert our will upon them accordingly.
I’d like to think I’m a more woke feminist these days, and in many ways I am.
But the truth is, I’m fighting an uphill battle against 30 years of swimming in a milieu of messaging about the superiority of the male.
The Gospel According to Trolls, Part I: Christianity as the New Pharisaism
Take a knee? Boo the protestors? Sometimes life isn't so simple. Most of the times we must navigate the tension of when our values collide.
Devaluing the Future
The Trolls Movie teaches a fascinating truth about the Gospel. But first, a word about how Christianity has become just like the religion of the Pharisees.
Humans are fascinating creatures because we can think about the future (amazing!) but we tend to de-value it (sad), leading to poor decision making.