Wholehearted Advent: Groaning & Hope


Advent is the season of the Christian liturgical year that plunges us into expectation and longing for a Messiah – both remembering the coming of Jesus celebrated at Christmas and looking forward to the promised second coming at the end of the age. In remembering and looking forward, we journey through this dark time (often … Continue reading Wholehearted Advent: Groaning & Hope

Let’s Get Biblical – Toward an Inclusive Interpretation


Everywhere I look I see sharp lines being drawn around “us” and “them.” With all the insecurity and suffering brought on by a global pandemic, ever more polarized politics, gun violence and police brutality, the climate crisis – the list goes on, people are increasingly disconnected, anxious and afraid. We’re struggling to bring order to … Continue reading Let’s Get Biblical – Toward an Inclusive Interpretation

Let’s Get Biblical – Christian Identity and the Bible


As a teenager who was baptized into Evangelicalism in the 1990s, I entered an identity and world with strict boundaries. I was formed within a faith paradigm that claimed the Bible clearly taught a lot of things, including what it meant to be a Christian. As I look back and think about all the times … Continue reading Let’s Get Biblical – Christian Identity and the Bible

Let’s Get Biblical – How We Show Up


This series is all about “getting biblical” (more on that phrase later), but before we can jump into the pages of the Bible, we need to talk about an incredibly important part of reading Scripture. The reader. That’s me. That’s you. This applies to everyone. Who we are and how we approach reading and interpreting … Continue reading Let’s Get Biblical – How We Show Up