HAPPY HOUR JESUS

“Where ideas have sex.” It’s one of the myriad of edgy stickers on the window, but it grabs my attention as we step through the door. Just inches into this world, I’m breathing different air and wondering what Jesus is saying to me here. Jay and I are visiting a co-working space in the heart [...]

Mothers On Borders

Mothers On Borders

My crisscrossing of nations these last 25 years have yielded more than one story of interesting border crossings, but, one night on a foreign border holds a traumatic place of precedence. In my mind’s eye, I am highlighted by bright lights, spread-eagle against a van while a female guard roughly pats down my body. She [...]

Syrian Refugees Pastor Churches in Poland

Syrian Refugees Pastor Churches in Poland

The media and the politicians weave a story much different than the one that I will tell you here. Where fear has cunningly colored words like 'refugee' and 'Syria', we have long stopped believing that good people cross borders in search of safe homes. We wonder at their motives. We believe the worst. In the [...]

The Ashes of our Journey || Lenten Wanderings

Today, across the globe, many Christ followers will line up at altars to be marked on the forehead or the hand with ashes. It is Ash Wednesday. It is the first day of Lent - this plodding and sometimes painful wandering towards the brokenness of the cross that culminates in the miracle of the resurrection. [...]

Those Magical Probably Persian Wise Men

Those Magical Probably Persian Wise Men

Foreign men from the east make a journey that was traced into the sky by God's hand and deciphered through the lens of a star-gazing, pagan religious mix of science, astronomy, and astrology.

That Innkeeper | Advent Thoughts

That Innkeeper | Advent Thoughts

Unfortunately, the story of the advent of Christ into planet Earth is a problematic script in these days of fearing the stranger.

Pregnant Mary | Advent Thoughts

Pregnant Mary | Advent Thoughts

This advent thought is based upon Luke 1:26-38 We belly laugh as we wind through the cobbled streets of Budapest and settle into a little Cajun spot called Soul Food. My colleague who is also an ordained woman has just come from a Christian meeting where she identified as a minister. A man from the [...]