12 Tiny Things: Beyond the Book!

Podcast Episode: I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Pastor Kelsey on her Lady Preacher Podcast about 12 Tiny Things. She asked amazing questions and I got all fried up talking about the themes in the book. Listen to the episode here. FREE DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES: Teachers and Parents: We made a BINGO card so that kids and […]

Welcome is Not Enough: A Conversation with Karen González

On the surface, welcoming an immigrant seems kind. Karen González asks Christians to look again and push deeper. Karen González is a writer, speaker, and immigrant advocate. She is the author of The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong. In this conversation, Karen describes how her writing and theology has shifted […]

Finding Peace While Grieving

Read the full article at PEACE-OLOGY Caren: Some days are tough. During this COVID-19 pandemic, our children face plenty of challenges. Loss of playground time. Loss of playdates. Changes in school routines. Changes in home routines. These days, children may need more time alone on a “peace blanket” to grieve their former lives. The rest of […]

Yoga & Inquiry – Intimacy Edition

When: Thursday, February 18th 7pm-9pm CSTWhere: livestream REGISTER HERE Led by: Emma Almeroth and Ellie Roscher In mid-February, when romantic love tends to get a lot of air time, let’s gather to offer tender affection to ourselves and our yogi friends. Emma will lead us through a gentle body scan, restorative yoga and an abhyanga […]

The Future (of the Church) is Female

Fifteen years after writing my Theology Masters Thesis, I am still thinking about it. Church Anew recently published a post I wrote about the themes and how I see them playing out in the Church and world today. There is a short excerpt below and a link to the full blog post. Summary: Just as […]

Following a Mystical Jesus

A Conversation with Byron McMillan What compels a decorated combat veteran and former missions pastor to study mysticism at a center founded by Fr. Richard Rohr? Byron McMillan’s story is one of spiritual transformation and realignment, moving from his role as pastor at an evangelical megachurch in Raleigh, North Carolina to studying at the Center […]

The Alchemy of Fry Bread

Peace as Seeing the Deliberately Dismissed “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy) My newest article is up at Bookology Magazine. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE, including resources for teaching the book to kids. I am lucky to say I married a bread baker. […]

12 Tiny Things on Cafeteria Christian, Two on One and Bearings

Cafeteria Christian #107 12 Tiny Things, with guest Ellie Roscher Emmy and Natalia kick off the New Year with guest Ellie Roscher, who has come to challenge the Cafeteria Christian community to think smaller, tiny, in fact.  LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE OR WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS Emmy and Natalia are two women and […]

Consider the Birds

A Conversation on Community Organizing with Nicholas Tangen Community organizing is often hard and contentious work. How can people stay committed when the world becomes overwhelming? In this episode, writer and congregational organizer Nicholas Tangen describes how observing the natural world is connected to his work for justice within the ELCA church. Nicholas has relied on […]

At Least We Have Books

More than a handful of times over 2020 I said to myself, “At least we have books.” Here are some of the books I read this year that stand out as the gems. A good book is such a gift to the soul. The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction edited by […]