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Mary Luti

Some people find confession depressing. They want to hear that they're good, and getting better all the time. They want church to further their self-improvement projects. I'm not so keen on that.

The Kindness of a Hermit

Matt Fitzgerald

God, thank you for the ways your "yes" is always being echoed on this earth.


Emily C. Heath

The church does not thrive in comfort. The church thrives when it is being called to the messy and painful work of transforming the world.

Me and My Sombrero

Marchae Grair

God, help me to seek lessons from my elders while building my own authentic truths.

Whole Cost Accounting

Donna Schaper

What if it is true that it would cost less to resolve poverty than it does to sustain it?  What if it was true that it would cost less to resolve the environmental crisis than to sustain it?


Mary Luti

When I was young, I knew a family that was fanatically protective of their  living room. The armchairs and sofa had plastic covers. The carpet was unblemished. The end tables were Pledged to an impossible sheen.

Turn or Burn?

Matt Laney

Have you ever looked up through your windshield and seen a billboard that said "If you die tonight are you sure you would go to heaven?"

All Things to All People

Elissa Johnk

Being everything to everyone usually means nothing to anyone. 

Coffins at Costco

Matt Fitzgerald

You can run from death. You can immerse yourself in the surface, diverted by screens and magazines, distracted from everything, including existence itself.


Quinn G. Caldwell

While I've never for one second fretted that God might intentionally open the fountains of the deep, I think a great deal about the ways we seem to be hellbent on doing that ourselves.