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

The Witness: A Good Friday Sermon
For the last three years I've had the privilege of participating in an annual ecumenical and interracial Good Friday service, "Women's Views o

posted 2:50:15pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

The Vatican Diaries: A Review
Sex. Money. Power. Corruption. Controversy. Scandal. Since the 1980's Catholic News Service reporter John Thavis has been covering all of it and more—not from a post in Las Vegas or the nation's Capitol but from (of all places) the Vatican. Which may explain why Thavis prefaces his New York

posted 11:06:12am Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Lent Madness
In an effort to infuse this often somber season of Lent with a little humor and motivational pizzazz, one Episcopalian priest in Massachusetts has invented "Lent Madness." Four years ago Rev. Tim Schenck started the initiative, which pits some 32 saints in a basketball-type bracket squaring off as r

posted 9:58:05am Apr. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Wasn't April Fool's Day Last Week?—World Vision, Evangelicals and Gays
April Fool's Day seems a fitting day to review what happened last week, when, within just two days of announcing its decision to hire gays in recognized same-sex marriages, World Vision reversed its decision. An official statement from World Vision president Richard Stearns communicated "heartbreak"

posted 4:32:40pm Apr. 01, 2014 | read full post »

"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
Each week in hospice a team of doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers meets to discuss every patient in their care. Usually the meeting starts with a few moments of silence remembering those who have died in the preceding days, followed by a short meditation from the chaplain. Yesterday a col

posted 10:56:17am Mar. 26, 2014 | read full post »


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