Have you ever had one of those weeks? I just did. It started last Friday. In the course of seven days… Toxic mold was discovered in our rental home, and our landlords gave us 30 days to move so that they could clean it. My wife surfaced a pulmonary embolism (a potentially dangerous blood clot), and it […]
The following is based on an excerpt from Coming In by Urs Mattmann. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. A number of years ago, I wrote Coming In. It was the first spiritual book written in German which was aimed mainly at gay and lesbian people and […]
If you haven’t heard, or if you need confirming that it wasn’t all a terrible dream, Rachel Held Evans—beloved author, truth-teller, and icon for a generous Christianity—passed away yesterday morning, after a brief and unexpected storm of health complications. She was only 37—two years younger than me. I first met Rachel over a hamburger in […]
Entombed, Jesus is befriending our subterranean selves. In the places we rarely acknowledge, he is urging us to wake up! What gifts of high strangeness does Holy Saturday hold for us?
Today is the Feast of Saint Patrick—or Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick.” It’s a time many around the world celebrate by wearing green, eating and drinking terribly-dyed green things. But on a deeper level, it’s a time of celebrating the gifts of the Irish people and the quasi-legendary Saint Patrick, […]