Category Archives: healing

Friends at First Sight

This blog is part of a synchro blog that is supporting the gathering Bold Boundaries: Expanding Friendships Between Men and Women April 26 and 27.   http://sacredfriendshipgathering.com/ My friend Kathy Escobar and I will be telling our story and we would … Continue reading

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What Do Egypt, Abusers and Toxic Churches Have in Common

It is in our DNA as humans to want to go back to what has oppressed us. Evidence and experience are often not enough for us to resist the urge to return to oppression. For example, on average, abused women … Continue reading

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What I Wish I Had Learned In Seminary

What I Wished I Had Learned in Seminary I am grateful for seminaries and for the example of the dedicated scholars who invested in my education. At the same time, while I do believe in leadership, I don’t believe in … Continue reading

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Glamour Shot Church

Glamour Shot Church The most accurate picture of what I look like is on my driver’s license. I hate that picture. On a couple of occasions I have needed professional headshots taken. I love those even though I don’t really … Continue reading

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Clothing Optional

Clothing Optional I am a modest dresser. Not because I am particularly moral, I am just chubby. I cannot remember a time I felt comfortable with my shirt off. What is funny is taking my shirt off would not be … Continue reading

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 The Sober Truth

The Sober Truth “Dear Scotch Whiskey, Will you be my friend? I am lonely, and I want to believe that I am lovable. I feel scared, I have no power to control my future. Will you help me be brave? … Continue reading

Posted in healing, Sobriety | 27 Comments

Crappy Christian

In light of some of the current conversations I am having, I have updated some thoughts I had from a few years ago. I hope you will forgive the coarse title of this post. It reflects the way I often … Continue reading

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