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

Revised Common Lectionary: All Things New

Reflecting on the Revised Common Lectionary texts for this coming Sunday, November 13: Be glad! Rejoice forever! God is creating new heavens & a new earth! (Isaiah 65:17-18) There is a day coming when evil will stumble (Malachi 4:1), when the complacent and the lovers of the status quo will be revealed (2 Thessalonians 3:11),… Read More

Pastoral Is Political: Triggers

I’m not the first to say it, this election has been triggering. For immigrants, for People of Color, for women, for men of conscience. For, well, almost everyone. In preparation for this blog I found this post. The 25 Worst Quotes from Donald Trump. Wow. And this list does not include the most “recent” comments that… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: From Biting One’s Tongue to Using One’s Voice

Election season is upon us here in the United States, and this year seems to be a bit more contentious.  Even throughout the primary season, friends who are usually on the same political side have verbally sparred with us over which party candidate is the best.   As the general election looms on the horizon, we… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Let’s Drop the “Us vs. Them”

As the U.S. political process ‘officially’ gets started with the New Hampshire primary, we have already seen a growing disparity of opinion and a predominance of the ‘us vs. them’ mentality. It often appears that those candidates and supporters who frequently proclaim themselves ‘Christians’ are also the loudest factions displaying argumentative and adversarial behavior. Civil… Read More