Amy-Jill Levine, professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School once said “the purpose of religion is to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comforted.” If that’s the case the parable Jesus tells...

My second year at Wake Divinity I took up recreational archery in order to blow off some steam while I was serving as a hospital chaplain. We would meet a couple...

Once there was a woman who owned a small company that makes clothes. Business was steady and things were going well, and then the pandemic hit. She and her leadership team...

Growing up my mother, Diane, spent a large part of her career as a Child Care provider looking after around 5 children ages birth through Kindergarten at a time. When one...

There are four words that are capable of striking fear in many hearts. “We need to talk.” Whether spoken or texted, when we encounter these words our shoulders rise up to...

When I was in the 5th grade I was once assigned to be the line leader as we were dismissed for the day. There’s a power that comes with being a...

“Is anybody there? Does anybody care?” Have you ever struggled so hard to communicate only to be at best misunderstood and worse deliberately dismissed altogether? The roiling frustration can feel just...

The power of storms are something we are familiar with, particularly this week as many in our neighborhoods deal with power outages and downed trees in the wake of Tropical Storm...

When I was in youth group we would sometimes go on retreats to the NC coast where the ELCA had a beachfront retreat center. While we were there we would do...