‘Not All Christians’ needs to go

In the next coming days, your social media feeds will likely be inundated with posts from Christians eager to defend their religion against the stain of the white supremacists who stormed Charlottesville, Virgina, this weekend. They'll use the hashtag #NotAllChristians. They'll remind you, for the umpteenth time in two thousand years, that "real" Christians aren't … Continue reading ‘Not All Christians’ needs to go

“Not bad” is a perfectly fine response to “How are you doing?”

I'm going to start giving this "vlogging" thing a try. You can find more of these on a semi-weekly basis by 'liking' my Facebook page, or subscribing to my Youtube channel. I want to offer a few brief thoughts on mental illness in response to the death of Chester Bennington from Linkin Park, and why … Continue reading “Not bad” is a perfectly fine response to “How are you doing?”

“You can’t sit with us,” Jewish edition

For a magazine whose demographic is liberal Jewish women, I was rather surprised by the responses to the article “Please Stop Asking Me ‘Are You Even Jewish’?” that was recently shared on Lilith's Facebook page. The author, Alyssa Weinstein, was raised by interfaith parents: an Episcopalian mother, and a Reform Jewish father. Though Weinstein’s mother … Continue reading “You can’t sit with us,” Jewish edition

Are millennials leaving church? I don’t know, but here’s why I did

To be honest, I’m a little annoyed by all these alarmist-sounding “Why are millennials leaving the church in droves?!” kinds of articles. Okay, not all of them are quite so alarmist. More like…concerned. There are sources that want to understand, like this one here, and Christian groups that just want a new demographic to make … Continue reading Are millennials leaving church? I don’t know, but here’s why I did

My first podcast

Last week I had the opportunity and privilege to appear on The Daily Author podcast, with host Richard Keller of Wooden Pants Publishing. I answered questions about the indie publishing process (a term I prefer over "self publishing," because no one truly publishes anything by themselves!) and about my two memoirs, Confessions of a Prodigal … Continue reading My first podcast

Response to Glennon Doyle Melton’s same-sex marriage reveals evangelical hypocrisy

This is the easiest way to become a pariah in American Christendom: Become a famous Christian mommy blogger Get divorced Get remarried — to a woman Such is the story of Glennon Doyle Melton, whose recent marriage to soccer star Abby Wambach rocked her career like a president found guilty of conspiring with Russia. A … Continue reading Response to Glennon Doyle Melton’s same-sex marriage reveals evangelical hypocrisy