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A pair of doves born in our courtyard recently unearthed documents that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt...

The Untold Story of Our Savior

Spoiler alert: He’s not an only child.

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TransBible

On Peter Toscano’s “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender In the Bible”.

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The Trouble with (Holy) Saturday

What is Holy Week for an Unholy Family?

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Epiphany’s Choice

To honor in reverence, or destroy in fear?

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Lay Down Your Weary Tune

My fear is generalized. This is now my country’s fear as well.

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Breaking Up With White Jesus

It’s December of 2014. 2am, 3am, 4am, 5am, I thrash and turn over in bed and click on my phone, know I should not click on my phone, click on my phone. And there are the messages, the emails, the notes that never seem to stop. The usual stuff women get on the Internet: you…

windyroad[Editor's note: you can read about Ashley's experience with biking as a "survivor" in the 2014 Closer to Free ride here. She has written more about cancer and her work with refugees here and in her KtB e-book <em>You Were Strangers: Dispatches From Exile</em>.]

A Beautiful Belief

A change of heart on the subject of bodily resurrection.

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Jesus’s Pinch Hitter: The Leftovers Episode 4

The opening sequence of this week’s The Leftovers (episode 4) was the best scene yet in a series that still seems unsure of what it wants. Opening shots show mysterious bubbly goop and mechanical processes that are soon revealed to be the machinations for making latex baby-doll heads. The heads are matched with eyes and…

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Seek

“Man’s best chance of finding God is to look in the place where he left him.” —Meister Eckhart

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An Interview with Jesus

If you are religion-y and hang out on Twitter, you may have encountered @JesusofNaz316, a self-described “carpenter who hangs out with fishermen, alcoholics, and prostitutes.” There are quite a few pretend religious and historical entities on Twitter, but most seem to have a hard time staying in character and remaining engaged. @JesusofNaz316 has impressed me…

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God Recap: Guns, Trucks and Inhospitality

God’s been up to a lot of stuff lately. According to Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, Jesus will return carrying an AR-15. Since the AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America, if Jesus touches down on U.S. soil (which he will) the citizenry might not be too alarmed to see that the Lord…

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Christmas in Cambodia

Advent is not just about chocolate calendars.

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Buddha Loves Me, This I Know

Some folks act just like they hate ya/ But all dogs have a Buddha nature.

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Heresy at Gethsemane

I found myself at the foot of an olive tree, my body folding into a crouch.

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Egg-mail From Heaven and/or Latvia

A special appearance from Jesus.

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A Little Song I Wrote

People won’t buy Bobby McFerrin’s new album if they think he’s a Jesus freak. I was called upon to testify.

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Jesus! Murder! High-five!

Last Saturday, my daughter and I and our mother-daughter friends Rachel and Ruby enjoyed a lovely tour of the White House, which I have dubbed Crafting Versailles. Everything is perfect there, from the life-size Bo made of pompoms to Jackie’s portrait.  Fires blaze in the fireplaces, cleanly. We didn’t want to leave: we lingered, listening…

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Bombed-Out Jesus

It’s not until I look at the blank space where his face would be that I see how white he was.