(This is a retelling of the story of the Tower of Babel, which is found in the Bible in Genesis 11:1-9) Long ago, when the human race was young And all the people spoke the same language, The humans decided to build a city between two rivers where they could all live together, With a… Read More
I have said many, many times before: one of the most important things I learned in seminary was that during Ancient Biblical times, people did not have an understanding of emotions. And that means that when the Bible says “love” it is not talking about an emotional response. (Thank you, again, Professor Brink.) So when… Read More
Whenever a life is lost, there is a victim. Victim status is not debatable. Read More
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son…” Read More
… what has come into being was life, and the life was the true enlightenment of all people… Read More
This is the moment we have to rise up and teach our kids the greatest lesson team sports has for us… Read More
When I was in college, I was the president of my sorority. (No one is surprised by this.) So much of what I learned of servant leadership — lessons that carried me well in my professional career — came from being the president of my sorority. Of all the lessons I can recount, this one… Read More
(POST 1 of “Pleas from a Birth Center Chaplain”) Before we get into a heated debate about abortion or women’s rights, let me first pose a question: Have you considered when life begins? (You would be surprised at how many people try to argue with me and have never considered this question. Put on the… Read More
To the Honorable Judge Barrett: I have watched closely your confirmation hearings. Since we share many similarities — close in age, both living the in Midwest, both educated women with advanced degrees, both white mothers in multiracial families — I began my viewing hopeful. I lost that hope quickly, when I heard you introduce yourself… Read More
When I was a child, my parents were vigilant about teaching me good language, and as a result were adamant about the words I should never, ever use. Of course, there was the N-word. Just as important, the S-word and the W-word… and the R-word too. But there was also another word that was banished… Read More
” he may be a white man, but he sure does have a black heart” Read More
When I was training to become a Zumba teacher (yes, I was once an aerobics instructor, don’t laugh) the trainer gave the class advice that has translated into many parts of my life. She said this: “Know, ,that you will need to teach a new routine for 8-10 weeks. That people are not quick learner,… Read More
Watching the news of the murder video that shows the Minneapolis police’s killing of George Floyd, I am heartbroken once again, and somehow not surprised. As I have spent another day grieving the death of another unarmed black man, I was reminded of a story from my own life, one that I feel moved to… Read More
Episode 14 discussion guide is here! The plot twists and cliff hangers are getting really good as we get closer to the season finale. Download the one page discussion starter here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ai2NcHD5mixa4cqUk5u0vvqJhqZCJTS/view?usp=sharing Enjoy!
Episode 13 has lots of surprises! There will be lots to discuss! You can find the discussion guide here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A2VF9aqjrD1CgIw-QjmSVOxvX7Uz1G2F Enjoy!
The next installment of Binge Watch My Theology is here… All American Season 01 Episode 12. You can find the discussion starter here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Kr28isJ2DtHJITDGcXe7xQt0qCSqb711
The next episode of All American is here for your binging pleasure. the discussion starter is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qsQrMQm8klmO1kxBW9FgFFYHKfLQ0F8Z/view?usp=sharing Enjoy!
Here is the next installment of discussion starter questions… for Episode 10. Download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O6RQ3aLPc8NoFy8y3XtQb4j2x5sPGk7z/view?usp=sharing