Why Perfectionism is Dead to Me
Al Andrews
By Al Andrews

Yesterday I blew it. I made a mistake. I’m not going to bore you with the details, but let’s just say it had to do with banking and paying bills, two things that are not my gift. I was being pretty hard on myself for a while, and then I remembered a lesson I learned a year ago.

For several weeks last summer, I spent far too much time watching the Olympics. I cheered at victories, got teary over the back-stories, and yelled mature things like “we were robbed!” at officials who remained oblivious to my complaints.

After it was over, I made a decision […]

Theological Sophistication Doesn’t Bind Us: Thoughts on What Really Brings Us Together
Becca Stevens
By Becca Stevens

What are the ties that bind you and me? Do you ever wonder how we can stay in community with each other when there is so much in this world that feels powerful enough to tear us apart? I felt a tie strong enough to bind us last week in the pull of the tide.

To understand this tie, I need to tell you that I have just come out of a twenty-year phase of not liking the song, “Amazing Grace.” It started when I was in seminary; the song seemed so simplistic to me. As I began my career as a pastor, I saw people who didn’t know much about the […]

The Supreme Court and Jesus: What Christians Can Learn About Submitting to a Document
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

So I’ve been living within walking distance of the Supreme Court for six months now. I pass by it every other morning when I walk my dog to the local coffee shop. Lucy literally poops on their back lawn. I pick it up, of course. Dogs don’t know.

Since I moved into the neighborhood (I’m only here another couple weeks), I’ve paid more attention to the goings on over there. When a Justice is interviewed on C-Span, I stop to […]