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…

The news of popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren’s son taking his own life over the weekend hit close to home. And, if you have ever struggled with the disease of depression or have loved ones who do, maybe you can identify. My prayers go out to Warren, his wife and family in the aftermath of…

I agree with Princeton alum Susan Patton, whose advice to the daughters she “never had” is lighting up the blogosphere, about one thing: women should marry men at least as smart as they are. That’s where our agreement seems to end. Patton’s argument, penned in an open letter in The Daily Princetonian, goes something as…

Yesterday a kind friend said people would buy the book I’m writing for the same reason they show up at my blog: they don’t really “go to church” (my friend’s words) but something about the Christian faith and its world of symbols, maybe something about Jesus, still elicits some level of interest or even belief.…

Do you remember Garbage Pail Kids? I never collected them, but they were a hot item growing up.  Each card character suffers from some ridiculous abnormality or terrible fate.  Take “Adam Bomb,” or “Glandular Angela,” or “Half-Nelson,” for instance.  Or,  a cave girl in her crib by the name of “Mad Donna.” Apparently the series is…

Yesterday in making my rounds as a corporate chaplain, I ran into one man who volunteered that he and his family had recently seen the movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” for the very first time. “How old are your kids?,” I had inquired. All four were under the age of 13,  with the exception of…

The other day I stopped by a centering prayer group for the first time in a very long while.  I wasn’t sure how I would find it, but I knew that centering is something I long for in the midst of life’s many distractions and my ingenious capacity to respond to them. I had wandered…

Apparently, within hours of its airing, Saturday Night Live’s recent send-up of American film director Quentin Tarantino, in the form of a Jesus who takes revenge upon his Roman executioners when he rises from the dead, had its critics, some of them calling it the single most offensive skit in SNL history. And, to be…

I’ve missed you here at this intersection between life and God!  Last week’s scramble to meet a self-imposed deadline for Grace Sticks meant a cyber fast of sorts, but I’m grateful to be back. By way of an update to catch us all up, later this month you’ll get some of my musings on human perfection and…

I promised you more Scriptural name calling, so this morning we continue with Jesus Epithets: All the Names Jesus Gets Called in Scripture. Today’s feature is for all of you botanists and green thumbs out there.  I, unfortunately, can’t count myself in either category: with only a couple proud exceptions, just about every flower or plant…

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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