From the Corn Fields to Drag Queen Story Time

From the Corn Fields to Drag Queen Story Time

I have a deep-rooted fear of cornfields. I hold the master of the macabre, Stephen King, responsible for causing the hairs on my neck to bristle like endless rows of ear-filled stalks every early fall. My older cousin has a hand in my navarrofobia diagnosis, too. Even...
Practicing Resurrection

Practicing Resurrection

I have always loved the line “Practice Resurrection” by Wendell Berry. It comes at the conclusion of his poem, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front.” The phrase lands with such imperative gravity.    The poem itself isn’t about church or theology, per se, not...
The Hum of Faith

The Hum of Faith

Faith is a song that is hummed when we forget the words of belief or moaned when we don’t have the strength to repeat them. It is the steady beat of our belief in the ultimate authority and sovereignty of God. Without instrumentation and human composer, faith is not a...
Rejecting Original Sin

Rejecting Original Sin

We must reject the heresy known as “original sin” if we strive for human liberation. This inherent element of the human condition constructed by theologians argues that we are born with a “stain” on our soul that requires an individualized need for divine atonement....