Jesus Called Christians to Be ‘Perfect.’ What Does That Mean?

I am honored to be published over at Relevant Online Magazine today with an exploration of Matthew 5:48. “Be perfect, or you’re a failure.” — Jesus OK, obviously, Jesus never said this. We know Jesus; we understand that He is God wrapped in flesh, kind and ever-loving. And yet, we often become paralyzed at theContinue reading “Jesus Called Christians to Be ‘Perfect.’ What Does That Mean?”

Dear Non-affirming Christian: an open letter

October 12, 2017 Dear Non-affirming Christian, Hi, I’m so glad you’re here. One of the very best things about doing this work is getting to have conversations like this. I know we are a little different—in theology, in worship style, in Biblical interpretation. That’s okay. We have one thing in common: we are all oneContinue reading “Dear Non-affirming Christian: an open letter”

Daring to Hope: a book review

September 26, 2017 It came right when I needed it most: this story of God’s unending faithfulness. Katie Davis Majors has been a woman I have looked up to for spiritual guidance and a writer I have read voraciously for inspiration in my own writing journey for years. She first wrote to us in herContinue reading “Daring to Hope: a book review”

How we have white-washed Jesus & destroyed the Gospel

August 30, 2017 I woke up this morning still exhausted. It feels like no matter how much sleep I get, I’m never fully rested. How could we be, with our world where it is now? The world is so broken and the weight of our shared, strained humanity feels crushing. People are literally dying over fear, overContinue reading “How we have white-washed Jesus & destroyed the Gospel”

Sorting Time: Is the Bible the Inerrant Word of God?

August 2, 2017 For me, the Bible has always been more than words of guidance or a historical document. It has been a way which God has spoken to me; a place to run when I have been sad or worried or just plain weary from life. The Church taught me that the Bible isContinue reading “Sorting Time: Is the Bible the Inerrant Word of God?”