Thoughts on our shared humanity

A bronze outdoor sculpture of a begging woman with her hand extended while wrapped in a blanket.

Back in the 1990s, the federal government realized that there were dorms and beds for a minimum security prison in one of the most curious of places: the country’s last hospital for persons who had …

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Polygamy and the Protestant Reformers

Rusted locks on a gate

The Latin terms sola gratia, sola fides, sola scriptura, solus Christus, and soli Deo gloria describe concepts that stood at the center of Protestant theological and polemical writings in the early sixteenth century.  Scripture alone, …

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Republicans can’t be Christian


I am going to say something controversial, “Republicans can’t be Christians.” To the vast majority of Christians, I just said something unthinkable, especially if one is of the evangelical stripe of Christianity. I can feel …

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From Confusion to Communion

“When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided the nations. But when He distributed the tongues of fire He called all to unity. Therefore with one voice we glorify the All …

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The things we do for orange Jesus

A teen girl sits on a boulder holding a cardboard sign that says in red "our future's on the line".

Liz Cheney, chair of the House Select Committee investigating the Attack on the Capitol recently revealed she overheard a fellow GOP Representative lament “The things we do for Orange Jesus.” Cheney shared that her colleague …

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Beloved Child of God

Two Caucasian adult hands, one in the other, with a baby's hand in them.

The first time that I actually saw my father drunk, I was still a very young child. What I knew of my father was a genuinely funny, affable, playful man who was always up for …

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Dear Dad | A letter of concern

Dear Dad, You went to be with Jesus 10 years ago. In honor of a decade of the best 10 years of your existence, I wanted to give you an update on how things have …

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