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Butts and Bottled Water

Earlier this week, I read that Spain has ruled cigarette manufacturers responsible for the cost of cigarette butt clean-up. I was SOOOOO excited about that; completely over the top!

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Bravery Is Relative

We look happy. And we are. But when a friend called this morning and was like, “great photos of you and Eric this weekend!” and all I could think was, you have no idea what shit-show this week has been for me.

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The Social Brain

In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy. Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life.

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Sermon: Love This Way

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6.1-9 and Leviticus 19.18″ Jacqui Lewis

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – January 16, 2023

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the surprise smash hit, “M3GAN.”

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“Martin Luther King, Jr., APRIL 4, 1968”

By Gwendolyn Brooks

His Dream still wishes to anoint
the barricades of faith and of control.

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This Isn’t Just Jesus’ Birthday

It isn’t just Jesus’ birthday. The whole of creation is reborn.

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El Paso is Bethlehem

Today there are Bethlehems all over the world as families are forced to leave home environments, travel to places unprepared for them, and find a way to survive on their own.

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Protest, Pride, Pew, and Presidential Pen

Remembering that quiet revolutionaries matter greatly

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. The new law creates federal protections for both same-sex and interracial marriages, effectively guarding these rights against the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning the rulings that previously granted them.

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The Radical Advent Theme: Do Not Be Afraid in a time of Upheaval

In this season of Advent, may we all be a little more perfected in love so that we may hear, perhaps for the first time, the message of Jesus and the angels, “Do not be afraid.”

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Parable of the Internet

Institutional religion has become vestigial enroute to extinction, having largely become a “non-prophet” organization.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – November 21, 2022

Join Mark and CAleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the MCU’s second Black Panther film, “Wakanda Forever”.

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Spiritual Evolution

How Traditional Christianity is Holding Us Back

What does a Modern Christianity look like to you? Will you help build it?

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Love is Everything

A Year With Hadewijch of Antwerp

This compilation of the mystical writings of Hadewijch of Antwerp is best described, in Andrew Harvey’s words, as a “heroic song” of love

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Advent and Holiday E-Courses

A collection of holiday opportunities for spiritual retreat.

Looking for a spiritual retreat to tide you over in quiet contemplation during the holy days leading up to Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany? Here are many choices — some Christian and inclusive, others multifaith — from which you can find a perfect match for your needs.

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Rita Hester’s Life Mattered

According to the Human Rights Campaign, this year, at least 32 transgender Black and LatinX sisters have been fatally shot or killed.

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Grown Up Gratitude

This week’s reading is a Sunday school children’s favorite — the story of Zacchaeus, a tax collector who climbs a tree to see Jesus.

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Christianity Reformed

Jesus was out to reform society—to change the way humans treat one another during their earthly journey. 

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