Category: Out there on the web

  • New year, new Substack

    Hi friends, Here we are, with January almost gone, and I’m not sure I’ve quite wrapped my mind around 2024 yet. But I wanted to share with you something I’m starting in this new(ish) year: a Substack! I feel like Substack is the kind of thing that’s old news to a very particular kind of…

  • Two weeks until book launch!

    Hi friends, It feels like a bit of a strange time to be launching a book into the world. By which I mean, it’s a strange thing to hold all of the pain and grief and oppression of our world—and especially, currently, of the Palestinian people—while also holding the goodness and joy, the things to…

  • Reflections on (the beginnings of) a podcasting journey

    Hi friends, These days I’ve been spending a fair amount of time reaching out to podcasters to see if they’d like to talk with me about Nice Churchy Patriarchy.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised, so far, to find that a) people say yes! and b) being a guest on podcasts is a bit more fun than…

  • All the authority issues: reflections on a year of Patheos blogs

    Hi friends, I recently concluded an almost-year’s worth of weekly-ish blogging with Patheos. I wanted to try to sum up the journey here—including lots of links, in case there are posts you haven’t seen yet but want to check out. Lots and lots of links. You’ve been warned.  After kicking off the blog with some…

  • The gifts no one wants to receive (reflections on a Kirkus Review)

    Hi friends, A few weeks back, I submitted my book manuscript (Nice Churchy Patriarchy) to Kirkus Reviews. When I saw last week that their review was ready, I was a little nervous to take a look. Apparently they have a reputation for being “unsparing.”  (The good news is that once you receive your review, you…

  • Out there on the web: women in the book of Daniel, church expulsion, climate crisis & lament, and labor exploitation in church

    Hi friends, Hope the end of this week finds you ready for a restful weekend.  I’ve been reading Trica Hersey (aka the “Nap Bishop”)’s book Rest is Resistance, and it certainly has me thinking about what it looks like to steal away moments of rest, reflection, daydreaming, and napping throughout the week. Not just because…

  • Peace, being “used,” “Lavender Haze,” complementarianism, and all the things

    Hi friends, I was feeling like it had been a minute since I drew your attention to stuff I’ve written beyond this blog. And I was right. It’s been a very long minute. I think the last time was in December! So, if you haven’t come across these yet and are looking for some weekend…

  • Advent prayer: Soul

    An Advent poem/prayer on the theme of “soul.” Soul God, I want to live and move out of the depths of my soul. I want to see soul in everyone I meet. I want to be connected with my soul. So many forces have tried to break this connection. Sometimes it feels like they have…

  • Advent prayer: Open

    Last Advent season, in 2021, I wrote a bunch of poem/prayers, responding to different daily one-word prompts offered by my church. This Advent season felt like a good time to revisit these prayers and share some of the ones that still resonate. This one is on theme: open. Open God, I want to be open…

  • New column at Patheos: Always Re-forming

    Hi friends, I wanted to let you know that a couple weeks ago I started blogging at Patheos. I’ve got my own column, called Always Re-forming. (It’s a sort of a play on the motto of the early Protestant Reformers: the reformed church will always be reforming. There’s more background, context, and words of welcome…