A Call For Joy (Even in the Dark Spaces of Our World)

A Call For Joy (Even in the Dark Spaces of Our World)

This post was originally published over at Missio Alliance on Monday, November 30th.   Somewhere, a family in Chicago gathered around a table for Thanksgiving, but this year a child is missing from the feast.May it be he was tried unjustly as an adult, or killed...
Paris, Suffering, and The Redemptive Community

Paris, Suffering, and The Redemptive Community

This post is an adapted version of my sermon preached at Christ Church of Oak Brook on Sunday, November 15, 2015 – the Sunday following the Paris attacks. The sermon may also be viewed here. For many, it is difficult to make sense of what has unfolded in the...
#WhenShePreaches

#WhenShePreaches

This post was originally published over at Missio Alliance on 10.26.15 Growing up, I sat at the feet of countless remarkable male preachers. Besides Beth Moore, I don’t recall ever hearing a woman preach until my sophomore or junior year of college. I witnessed...
We Are Feminine (But We Won’t Fit In Your Box)

We Are Feminine (But We Won’t Fit In Your Box)

  (This post was originally posted over at Missio Alliance on 9.30.15) She is feminine. It’s only 5:30 a.m. and her 7-month-old baby is already giggling through the baby monitor.  “It can’t be morning,” Jenny whispers to herself.  Her eyes burn and her bones...
Dear Pastor, Do you Remember When?

Dear Pastor, Do you Remember When?

Do you remember when you first saw? For me, it happened on my knees as a teenager. I was alone in my bedroom and I had just finished reading the entire Gospel of Luke in one sitting. When I got to the story of the cross, I was overcome with gratitude – pure,...
Hellfire in Heels or Daughters of the Resurrection?

Hellfire in Heels or Daughters of the Resurrection?

Photo: Matt Hoffman, Creative Commons 4.0 via #InstaBLAM  (This was first published on the Missio Alliance blog on July 29, 2015) Last week I shared a few stories of opposition that I have experienced on my pastoral journey. Although my experiences were at times...

Pin It on Pinterest