Apr 18 2014

What’s fair?

A meditation for Good Friday on three readings: I. Again the story is told Pilate, Pilate, wash your hands, Cry, “What is truth?” again. None asks or cares, these wiser days, Nor fears so small a stain. Peter, Peter, save your skin, Then futile, weep your shame. No one will notice. After all We have …

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Apr 15 2014

Ten on Tuesday: Holy Week Edition

  1) Calliope was home sick today. It’s Holy Week. I felt more sick than she did, but no one calls my mom if I show up at work with symptoms, so it was probably for the best that I had an excuse to lie low. We sat on the couch and watched two movies, …

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Apr 01 2014

If what we really want is to prevent teenage pregnancy…

As you may be aware if you know me in real life and have talked to me for any length of time in the past year, I am working on a book about love, sexuality and faith for Abingdon Press. I am absolutely, over the moon, excited about this, but it’s also the most intimidating …

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Mar 27 2014

The things

The last weeks (month? months?) have been ridiculous in these here parts. Work is busy and exciting and fun and frustrating and hard.  I have been attending to a lot of deaths lately, which, as you can imagine, is not exactly what I anticipated when I left a church and started working with college students. …

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Mar 10 2014

On temptation and desire

I’ve been working on my next book in every free moment — reading sexual ethics, surveying young people about their sex lives, trying not to alienate my spouse and family by telling a lot of personal stories. But I preached this weekend, on the first Sunday of Lent. I love Lent — I love mining …

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Feb 01 2014

Eleanor and Park

Here’s how good Rainbow Rowell’s young adult novel Eleanor and Park is:   *  I read lines aloud to Josh, even though he just read it last week. * I bring it into the bathroom with me before I climb into the shower. * I think about how it manages to convey class, race and gender issues …

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Dec 28 2013

The Apple Tree Experiences Guilt

One of the critical and ongoing lessons of parenting — and, more generally, of living in the world — is that we are not our children, and they are not us.  Other people have consciousnesses, and personalities, and experiences all their own.  We share things, but we are not the same. Learning this is a …

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Nov 29 2013

Humor writing is hard

I did something dumb.  Fun, and innocuous, but dumb. I signed on to write a monthly “humor” column for the revgalblogpals.  In theory, I liked this assignment.  I am funny, I reasoned. I write. But this is ridiculously hard.  I’ve done two now, and the second, while less agonizing, is also less funny. Am I …

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Sep 16 2013

You cannot be replaced

In late 2006, I sat in the office of my first church and awkwardly took notes on a pre-marital counseling session for some of our very good friends. It was awkward because I was new to the premarital counseling business – in my first church I buried far more frequently than married – and it …

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Aug 23 2013

Some recent pieces

I had two pieces hit the interwebs this week: one I wrote months ago after interviewing and researching, and one I dashed off (twice, after my stupid mac lost the first document!) on Wednesday in between interviewing students for a few new positions at work. They’ve both gotten a bit of traffic. The first was …

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