A few weeks back, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordained three women, despite the SBC’s official position against women’s ordination. Predictably so, the Internet exploded. It seemed like half the church was celebrating this momentous occasion while the other half was up in arms. The topic of women’s ordination has been a defining debate in the … Continue reading What we’re missing in the female ordination debate is Jesus.
Citizens of Heaven, part 2
Christian Nationalism misrepresents Christ and Christianity. I had a moment of reckoning with my road rage when my church handed out bumper stickers with their name and logo on them this past fall. As silly as it may seem, having that bumper sticker on my car is a weird reminder that I’m no longer just … Continue reading Citizens of Heaven, part 2
Citizens of Heaven, part 1
Understanding Christian Nationalism Slowly over the last several years and heightened in the last several weeks, we’ve seen the phrase “Christian Nationalism” crop up. While undertones of Christian nationalism have always been in existence, it seems like it’s been percolating more than usual in recent history and then exploded in the wake of Joe Biden’s … Continue reading Citizens of Heaven, part 1
A woman’s place is in the White House – and in the Church.
Believe it or not, this is not a political post though it may be controversial. No matter what side of the aisle you fall on, I think we can all agree this was a historic week with Kamala Harris becoming the first Black, first South Asian and first female vice president in this nation’s history. … Continue reading A woman’s place is in the White House – and in the Church.
The weight of our words
“For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45 It’s not lost on me even as I write this blog the power that words can have. They can bring life or they can bring death. They can tear down or they can lift up. It’s a funny concept to think about … Continue reading The weight of our words