Wits’ Ends Day: New Year’s Resolutions (for other people)

I was too busy throwing up my peppermint fudge brownie sundae (and whatever else I had eaten ever in my life) to make new year’s resolutions last week. But that’s OK. I’d be breaking them by now anyway. A couple of years ago I made some resolutions for failure in the new year—which worked out… Read More

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

There’s a Feminist in the Book of Genesis

I am a seventies baby. I was born in 1970 and I heard, read and experienced a lot around civil rights, women’s rights, feminism, glass ceilings, etc. I was raised in a middle class community where my family was clearly the minority. My elementary and high schools were comprised of kids from my community, predominately… Read More

The Pastoral is Political – On Being an Outsider at the OB/GYN and in the Sanctuary

The OB/GYN is not always a happy place where dreams come true. Sometimes, it’s where people discover extremely devastating news or where their baby dreams turn into infertility nightmares. 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