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

Jesus and the Rich Man: A Sermon on the "Hitler" of Passages.
It's rare that I find myself thinking about Sunday's sermon midweek. This Sunday our pastor Drew Ditzel preached on the familiar story of Jesus and the rich man (Mark 10). The rich man, who says he has kept all the commandments perfectly and has lived a righteous life, comes to Jesus asking what mor

posted 10:40:08am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

The Lie of Invulnerability
This last week has been insane. Family sickness, repairs, car issues, multiple calls from school nurses, including one in which the nurse expressed concern my 7-year-old son had been bitten by a brown recluse spider...and just when I thought it couldn't get worse...viral pinkeye. Two puffy, leaky, r

posted 11:00:49am Sep. 09, 2014 | read full post »

Humor Relief for Religious Extremism
Once again, humor and satire are coming to my aid this morning, this time in response to the twisted and evil extensions of religion that seeks to coerce and control with violence and worldly forms of power (best embodied these days in the form of ISIS and its affiliates). The Palestinian televis

posted 10:36:57am Sep. 03, 2014 | read full post »

"AA" Recovery Groups—Spirituality for the Non-Religious, Hope for the Church?
[caption id="attachment_5326" align="alignleft" width="271"] Bill Wilson co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous with Dr. Bob Smith in 1935. Their affectionately called "Big Book" is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold more than 30 million copies since its publication. (Photo credit: Haze

posted 11:27:26am Sep. 02, 2014 | read full post »

Thoughtful Christians—They're Around, Via Fare Forward
The cover story from the latest (July/August) issue of Christianity Today offers a refreshing antidote to all the gloom and doom that often accom

posted 2:39:15am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »


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