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Day 06: Celebrating Bandersnatch

Today we are celebrating the release of my friend Erika’s book: Bandersnatch. I wouldn’t let just anybody interrupt my #write31days series for a book release guest post, but this one seems fitting. Erika Morrison has been one of the people…

Believe With All Your Heart, Mind, and Strength

This is a guest post from Rev. Jennifer Crumpton, author of the new devotional book Femmevangelical: The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Good News. I’ll let her introduce herself: I am a progressive, liberal Christian minister in New York City who…

7 Books I Read in 2014

I am proud of myself. This year I read more than five books. Some of you read dozens, even hundreds. I did not. But I read more than five, which is an improvement over last year. Here are a few…

When I Was Ashamed of the Gospel

Every time I read something Ed Cyzewski has written, I feel he wrote it just for me. Ed puts words to so many of my questions, doubts, and struggles of faith – and always offers a way forward. Today he’s sharing a bit from…

The Holy Bible?

Today Brandon Chase is sharing a few thoughts on what the Bible means, and what we mean when we talk about it. These are eye-opening, provocative, and absolutely necessary questions. I’m grateful for his words.  “HOLY BIBLE” It’s imprinted on the genuine…

Shut Up and Know that I Am God

If you haven’t read anything by Jonathan Merritt, you should. His book A Faith of Our Own has been extremely informative and encouraging as I’ve tried to find my place in the tradition of faith over the past few years….

The Correct Theology Didn’t Help These Guys

Ed Cyzewski is one of those people who writes the words I wish I could. He has some really important things to say to people who want to follow Jesus, through all the doubt and confusion anyway. I can hardly…

When Streams Run Uphill

My friend Mihee Kim-Kort just wrote a book about sexism, racism, and the church. The conversations that she shares are essential for followers of Jesus to hear. I’m happy to have her here today wrinting about her book, what inspired it,…

Why I Kissed “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” Goodbye

This week my friend Mandy Hale is celebrating the release of her second book: I’ve Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has. I appreciate Mandy’s humor, courage, and the way she shares her story with those who need it…

When We Hang Millstones on Children

I want you to see this. It comes from Mary DeMuth, a friend who is bravely speaking up about the abuse she experienced, and the abuse she sees in the church. This is something that has been heavy on my heart…