RevGalBookPals: No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler

Kate Bowler has written a psalm to human finitude. Her recent release, No Cure for Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear) functions as a companion to her bestselling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved). Bowler, an associate professor of the History of Christianity in North America at… Read More

Thursday Prayer: I’m late!

I’m late! I’m late, for a very important date! No time to say, “Hello.” Goodbye! I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late! Dear Lord, I hate being late. It makes me anxious and fretful. I worry that I’ve been a disappointment. It’s particularly awful when it feels public or professional. God, when… Read More

Everything’s Hard, and I’m Tired

I spoke those words aloud to an empty townhouse as I literally fell onto my bed late yesterday afternoon.  They’re definitely correlated, and perhaps there is a causal feedback loop.  Because the tired-er I get the hard we everything is, which makes me all the more tired.   This morning, after a nap and a night’s… Read More

Thursday Prayer

“May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Holy Anger

Let’s talk about that dirty “A” word the Church so often dislikes… In the Church, we try to avoid “anger” like that mask-less person on the train who will just not stop coughing. I’ll never forget when I was in my first year of college and attended a retreat that was put on by the… Read More

RCL: Faithfulness

This week’s texts look a lot at what it means to be faithful. Mark 10:17-31 wrestles with is it enough to follow all of the commandments. The man who questions Jesus seems so confident: “I have done all of these things since I was a boy.” I can picture this person, for whom these choices… Read More