Biblical Investments

I recently heard about “Biblically Responsible Investing.” My partner, who is not a pastor, and therefore not as cynical as I am, thought that such investment portfolios might be concerned with basic biblical principles like immigrant justice, anti-racism, alleviating poverty, and protecting the environment. “Nope,” I said. “I bet its all about being against abortion… Read More

Wits End Day: Mad Lib Post-Election Prayer

I find myself still reeling from the election results. Still processing with God. Still looking for words. So, since I do not have all of the words I need right now, I decided you all could help supply them. First, make a list of words that fit the categories listed here: positive adjective; Divine name/title;… Read More

(Wits’ Ends Days) First Church Newsletter Exclusive: WikiLeaks Releases Pastor’s Hacked Emails

A new batch of private emails from Pastor Hannah Clement was released by WikiLeaks on October 19. You can search the email archive on the organization’s web site by key terms such as: Jesus, God, communion, theology, eschatology, and plumbing emergency. Below are some highlights of what the emails reveal about the disturbing inner workings… Read More

Wits-Ends-Day: Pastoral Job Descriptions

I am currently experiencing a settled stage of my life—which I find slightly unnerving but mostly good. I do, however, have several friends discerning a call. (In case you don’t speak church-ese, that means they are looking for a new pastor gig.) So I’ve been hearing about interviews and looking at pastoral job descriptions. I… Read More

Wits Ends Day: Guide Me, O, Thou Great Bible

I’ve been intrigued lately by an idea that seems quite prevalent among some Christians. As one hip and flashy church web site puts it: “The Bible is our guidebook for living. It is a road map; it’s an instruction manual.” I mean, extra credit for correctly using a semicolon and the correct form of “it’s.”… Read More