Category: Projects

A Mother’s Day Litany

We remember the mothers of our faith, the bearers of God’s story. We remember Eve, Naomi, the wife of Job, and Mary the mother of Jesus: women who buried their children, lives lost unbearably early. We mourn with you. May the God who mothers each of us be a source of life for you. We…
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Room for Interpretation

The Story I was remembering the poster my youth minister had in her office when I was growing up — multiple images of Jesus, with text that stated: “Welcome to a place that believes there’s still room for interpretation.” I’d always been fascinated by that poster, and now, twenty years later, I wanted a copy of…
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Sketchy Preaching: Craft of Preaching Workshop

Click here for the Google presentation.

CrowdRise Fundraiser: Queer Grace Website

I realized I was gay when I was fourteen years old. I had the massive fortune to be born into a family and a congregation that loved me, but even in that safety net I could not miss the vitriol and violence committed against LGBTQ people by supposed “Christians.”  Trying to find my identity and…
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New Project: Interactive Alternative Worship

An update! Along with shelving books, writing curriculum, updating websites for a couple local nonprofits, causing trouble with my soul-brother Eric, and blogging about online dating, I have ALSO (my housemates say:  “can you slow down, please?!”) been working on a website called Interactive Alternative Worship. The vision behind IAW is to collect and curate…
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Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap, Theology Pub, Bible & Brew… the concept goes by many names.  I was first introduced to it as the Progressive Christian Fellowship, a loosely associated group of Olaf students who gathered on Tuesday evenings to drink tea and talk.  We leaders came with a question or a topic, and things spun off…
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Twin Cities Passion Walk

Twin Cities Passion WalkFor years I had a dream of mapping out the final hours of Jesus’ life as a walk through my beloved city of Minneapolis — stopping at key points along the Minnehaha Parkway, for example, to read the story of the Passion. With a class on the passion narrative in the gospels…
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a banner of ads for Black Friday

Once upon a time, an amazing church in Denver, Colorado wanted to remind themselves that Christmas is about more than presents. They made this. from House for All Sinners and Saints in 2008 And I, a year or two later, stumbled upon it and fell in love with the idea. Last year, my internship congregation got…
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