As a corporate chaplain, I spend much of my time in the car, traveling to various companies- so it’s always a plus when I have something other than my favorite bands to listen to. (For as much as I love Mumford & Sons and Keane and could probably erect a golden bust of them somewhere…

It’s good to be back here at this intersection between life and God for all fellow saints and sinners. I’ve missed you! While I was away, I was again reminded of the church’s irrelevance. Three things happened to remind me. First, I was sunbathing on the beach in Santa Monica, California, when a stranger approached…

Someone the other day asked how it was that I ended up writing a book. On a week like this one, when I’m under another self-imposed deadline to finish a second draft, the answer probably would be “God knows!” But the question sparked some reflection on why I am writing in the first place. After…

Yo-Yo Ma played Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor at Thursday’s interfaith prayer and healing service in Boston, where the President and First Lady were in attendance after the tragedy of this week’s Boston Marathon. In an interview with NPR earlier in the day, Yo-Yo Ma explained why he chose the piece: to…

The older I get the more I’m convinced a whole lot of life is about letting go. The only problem is I’m not very good at it. Maybe you can identify. Here’s a short list that helps me let go in times when I’m grieving something I’ve lost or am feeling stuck in an unhealthy…

Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, [Jesus] began to speak first to his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 3 Therefore whatever you have…

Author of The Ragamuffin Gospel Brennan Manning passed away early Saturday morning. Like most of us, he lived a life of mistakes, U-turns, detours, tumbles and face plants. What made his life shine with meaning and purpose were his radical embrace of God’s grace and his undying commitment to share this gift with others. Manning…

It’s another beautiful Saturday morning in my neighborhood of downtown Atlanta, and today I’m noting another sign that spring is here to stay: the yard sale signs are out in full proliferation! Yes! In tribute, I’m replaying a post that is one of my personal favorites, “Confession of a Yard Sale Junkie.” It’s amazing what…

This morning I woke up before the alarm went off. The final massive and laborious edits on a manuscript were calling. (Now I know why so many authors use the expression, “work of love,” to describe their finished product.) As I plow through them this morning, I’ve got singer and songwriter Guy Clark’s “Magdalene” still…

Yesterday I met Jesus. He was behind the counter at Moe’s, dressing my quesadilla. Cheese. Black beans. Lettuce. Salsa. Olives. Sour cream. He told me the guacamole and bacon cost extra and smiled when I asked if additional sides of sour cream and salsa were extra, too. “No,” he said, smiling. He was ringing me…

Kristina Robb-Dover
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Kristina Robb-Dover

Thoughts at the intersection of life and God from one saint and sinner for anyone "converted," "unconverted," or "under conversion."

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