Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Books and Articles

Grace Sticks: The Bumper Sticker Gospel for Restless Souls, Cascade, October 2013.

Facebook’s ‘Disappearing Mothers': The New Form of Women’s Self-Effacement?,” The Washington Post Social Reader (September 16, 2012)

“Damaris Who?,” Arise (September 1, 2011)

“The Gospel on Morphine?,” Touchstone Magazine (Jan/Feb 2008)

“Always On the Way: Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Perpetual Progress’ and Implications for the Church,” Theology Today (July 2008)

John Spalding and Kristina Robb-Dover, “Are Marriages Made in Heaven, or Hell?,” SoMA Review (February 14, 2006)

“Psyched for Ministry,” Christian Century (November 29, 2005)

“The Good Death:  Reflections of a Hospice Chaplain,“ SoMA Review (October 24, 2005)

Previous Posts

Mental Health Break—Sprawl II
My favorite band these days is Arcade Fire, and I've featured the Canadian indie rock group before at this intersection between God and life. The lead singer studied Kirkegaard in college and their songs, like this one, are often subtle but brilliant critiques of the least aesthetically pleasing thi

posted 12:58:15pm Dec. 18, 2014 | read full post »

I Can't Breathe and the Widow's Cry—A Guest Post
Fellow saint and sinner Saskia de Vries is a neuroscientist in Seattle, Washington and has posted before at this intersection between God and life. She, like so many of us, is grappling with the tragedies of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and the larger systemic problem they seem to reveal—namely,

posted 2:10:09pm Dec. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Advent and Emptiness, Via Louis CK and the Prophet Isaiah
I've been making my way through the book of Isaiah. This morning's reading was from chapter 6, where the prophet Isaiah receives his call to go to the people of Israel and proclaim God's judgment of a people who have wandered away from God's purposes for them. Isaiah asks how long God's people will

posted 11:45:39am Dec. 09, 2014 | read full post »

Advent Resurrection
It may seem strange to pair Advent with resurrection. Usually resurrection comes more naturally at Easter. But at heart the labor pangs of all creation giving birth to the Christ child are a longing for a new start. Advent is a longing to be born again. Neuroscience now teaches that every minu

posted 2:47:38pm Dec. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Birthday Cred—Ecclesiastes Via David Foster Wallace
Today I'm still (barely) on the left side of 40, and bea

posted 11:01:03am Dec. 01, 2014 | read full post »


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