Trusting Women

Last week I testified against a bill in the Idaho legislature that would require health care providers to inform women that they can receive “free” ultrasounds before they get abortions. This bill does nothing to pay for those ultrasounds, so it is an unfunded mandate. It doesn’t require doctors to offer the ultrasounds either, but… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Foolish Hope?

On Sunday, like most of the members of this RevGal group, I have to preach an Advent word into a world that seems to become more violent and more broken by the minute. It’s hard to know just how to do that faithfully. Certainly the season of Advent is about hope, but hope seems like… Read More

Right to Remain Silent

We spent a lovely week in Colorado Springs with family for Thanksgiving.  Friday morning, while we were sitting around in our pajamas playing bridge (I would have heeded REI’s call to “opt outside” if it had been warmer than 10 degrees) I started getting texts from concerned friends, asking if I was okay, wanting to… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Standing With Planned Parenthood

A series of misleading videos put out by an anti-abortion group has given rise to yet another movement by some policymakers to cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood. At the Religious Institute, we have been in the forefront of the movement to remind the general public, the media, and policymakers that people of faith… Read More