Safety and Affirmation

Some background information to this rather rambling post might be necessary. Yesterday I participated in the Bad Christian podcast, following a bit of a Twitter altercation around LGBTQ people participating on platforms that also elevate the voices of non-affirming speakers. The whole mess originated when one of the Bad Christian hosts, Matt, invited the women who…

Food Stamp Challenge

In case you haven’t noticed, the poverty rate in this country is ridiculous, especially the child poverty rate. See this film. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) benefits in my own state, New York, are being cut, as are public funds for emergency food providers like food pantries. I imagine the same is…

Keep Struggling – A Sermon on Luke 18:1-8

Again and again and again this woman came, every day, over and over, with the same request. “Please, do the right thing. Give me justice!” And finally, after she had bothered him day after day after day, even though he didn’t care the slightest bit about what was the right thing to do, the judge…