Theology Category

God Help Us – Practicing Presence


This is the third and final installation in a miniseries focused on how we relate to each other and how we might choose to relate across political and religious differences. I talk with pastor Dave Rohrer about practicing presence and to do that, we actually dive into our own relationship with each other and the […]

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God Help Us – The Common Good


On today’s episode of God Help Us, I sit down with former Seattle City Councilmember (and former Mayor) Tim Burgess to talk about what it means to work for the common good – as a Christian, as a public servant, as a person with strong convictions who is open to opposition and conversation. In the […]

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God Help Us – Episode 0


Here it is! The very first episode of my new podcast, God Help Us – in which I have conversations about the curious, frustrating, and sometimes baffling relationship between Christianity and US politics. This is a podcast especially for people who are politically engaged but don’t have a religious background and might feel at a […]

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Coming Home


This short creative piece from my Master of Divinity thesis was recently published in Lit, The Seattle School’s literary magazine. — “When God began to create heaven and earth, the earth was unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep.”[1] God contained the chaos of both the deep and the dark, but […]

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Finding a Home in the Dark


Three weeks ago, I turned in my thesis and completed my Master of Divinity. I know, it’s a big deal! Stay tuned in the coming months and I’ll start sharing pieces of the project, which is a collection of essays and creative writing about how our darkest seasons can reveal our deepest desires—and move us into […]

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What Roy Moore Can Teach us about Reading the Bible


Like many small Christian people, my church gave me my first Bible in fourth grade. Our pastor made an earnest speech to us and we spent all year in Sunday school getting to know it as a source of life-giving wisdom. I’m not sure whether these exact words were used, but the message was loud […]

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