Most hateful religious people are not *too* religious, they are *not religious enough*
Twenty years ago I picked a scrap of paper in a Starbucks parking lot… I haven’t been able to get it’s contents out of my head since
…when we try to lock God into a particular container, we end up in the God management business.
"The Real Job of the Pastor"
Christianity is bankrupt when it has insufficiently developed the humanity of its congregations to be able to carry the moral and spiritual weight of its rhetoric and beliefs.
As I declared, “I am a photographer,” I felt a familiar pang of guilt + shame. What if I was merely pretending to be a photographer…
Breaking are the worst: Triangles, Grounding, and Uninviting.
Jesus was a child refugee. Thankfully he was not taken from Mary + Joseph by the Egyptians. (Matthew 2:13)
Grandma Torok had a way of being fully present and making you feel like you were the center of her world.
When Jesus disarmed Peter, he disarmed us all. Violence is the problem, not the solution.