• Hijabistas and the Lack of Fat Positive Hijab Trend Blogs

    Unfortunately, fashion is not a fat/plus-size/larger persons/whatever-term-you-may-choose-to-identify-as friendly place. From Polyvore to the generic “fashion trends” website, it’s rare to find fashions that focus on and/or are designed for women who are not thin and/or tall and fit the “conventional” idea of size—well, unless you’re looking at a site...
  • The Non-Apologist Manifesto

    I was very sad to hear about the murders of twelve staff members at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, just the other day. Murder is a particularly wicked crime, and nobody should have to die for creating or publishing cartoons. That the cartoons were racist is moot; the...
  • Her Name Was Leelah Alcorn

    Leelah became a Saint on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Leelah committed suicide. Leelah will be buried in a suit and the name on her grave stone will not belong to her. Leelah committed suicide, but the silence of the Church was the cause of Leelah’s death. I know some...
  • Waiting For the End of the Story

    Happy New Year! We have made it to my favorite time of the year- ADVENT! It was a year ago that I found myself sitting in worship on Sunday morning waiting, because after all that is what you during Advent. I was waiting for a sermon filled with hope....
  • The Reason for Every Season

    I was the first kid in my Kindergarten class not to believe in Santa. Perhaps that isn’t accurate. I didn’t believe in Santa because I’d never been introduced to him as anything other than a fictional character I’d seen once or twice on TV. I knew what Christmas was...
  • The Nordic and Germanic Origins of Modern Yule Traditions

    The Winter Solstice occurs on December 21st this year and marks the first official day of winter, and while there are many traditions that contribute to our modern practices of Yule, some of the most recognizable traditions have Nordic and Germanic origins. Also called Yule which derives—in part—from the...
  • In Which a Demi-Sexual Pagan Celebrates Yule

    My own celebrations of Yule start at the beginning of December and extend to the day after the Solstice, which—this year—falls on the 21st for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere. I start my yearly festivities by decorating my altar, which is a sacred space used by...
  • A Defense of Theological Education

    This week I want to talk about education. This week I want to talk about why the Church needs to be committed to the education of its leaders. And why future leaders of the Church need to be committed to their education. When I first decided that I should probably...
  • Whose Hands? (A Look at God and Gender)

    I think that we can all agree that how we talk about God matters. Inclusive language can be helpful for talking about God. However, I have come to learn that there is a danger in trying to make everything inclusive. The problem is that we try to be so...