Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a performance of Handel’s Messiah for the first time. It was at a small university auditorium with a small ensemble and orchestra, the soloists from our local opera program. And it was magnificent (and free). I don’t often get opportunities to go to such events, and… Continue reading Before the Hallelujah
The Church of the Nazarene holds a General Assembly every four years to celebrate the work of God in our mission of “Making Disciples of All Nations” and to make decisions about how to lead the Church of the Nazarene for the future. Delegates are voting members of the Assembly and come from all over… Continue reading To the Delegates of Nazarene General Assembly 2017
Writing about the Machine, I realized I was writing about two different facets of the issue. I really didn’t want to delete this part from that piece, but it would have really been all over the place if I hadn’t. So I made a whole new post for just this issue. The issue that most… Continue reading The Jen Hatmaker thing.
Last week, there was an intriguing Twitter conversation about the authority of women in the blogosphere. It was precipitated by this CT_Women blog, which asked the question, “Who’s in charge?” As a Twitter newbie, I was riveted almost as much as I was with the #thingsonlychristianwomenhear and #thingschristianwomenshouldhear conversations. I was fascinated by the variety of opinions… Continue reading The Machine
This was first published last summer as a guest post on my friend Lisa Michaels’ blog, “Fip Flops, Glitter, and Theology.” You can check it out here. I’m so appreciative to Lisa for asking me to write for her, and I thought it was something I should also post here. Some people call it… Continue reading The Body and the Blood
Oh, Thomas. For a thousand years, we’ve labeled you. We’ve called you “The Doubter,” been amazed at your lack of faith. And to be fair, your buddy John didn’t exactly paint you in the best of light. His story says you refused to believe until you could see and touch, and that’s all we seem… Continue reading I Doubt It
The prevailing thought seems to be that 2016 was a major dumpster fire that most of us would rather forget. We watched as the US political arena morphed into a reality TV show that no one really knew how to follow. Fake news became a thing. But even the fake news was preferable to the… Continue reading Worst. Year. Ever.