When the Dog With the Most Toilet Paper Wins

The COVID-19 virus is spreading over the globe. It began in China and has migrated and infected people in numerous countries. “There have already been 174,000 cases and 6,700 deaths worldwide.”[1] Fear and panic has also infected communities through digital media outlets highlighting stock market corrections, health-care system overloads, and supply…

Christianity, Jesus, the Gospel, and the Enneagram

What people think about God is the most important thought they think[1]; beliefs about God affect behavior, self-awareness, and relationships with the Divine, self, and others. Humanity’s image of God is formed and shaped by parents, friends, experiences, culture, and church representatives. A dysfunctional image and distorted understanding of God…

Sanctifying Emotion

In academic circles broadly, and theological circles specifically, emotion has a bad reputation. There are efforts to shut down feelings so that pure, logical thought can prevail. Today I am saying, “Enough!” People who study theology of the Christian faith base their foundational beliefs in the writings of faith bound…

The Cross & the Lynching Tree

If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched; it will be done to maintain white supremacy. Mississippi Governor James K. Vardaman 1903 My mentor and friend MaryKate Morse believe, “the first step towards being a redemptive presence in our communities is to truly enter into the lived experience…

The Redemptive Work of Silence: Agnes Grey

As the time has approached for me to write what will likely be the final three installments of my series on the redemptive work of silence, I’ve found it harder and harder to be able to adequately summarize these works that have meant so much to me. This season of…

The Podcast is Back with Season 2 Feb. 4th

Back on the Scene You’ve probably noticed that the Misfits Theology Podcast has been on radio silence for the last several weeks and if you haven’t noticed, you should probably follow us! We have been taking a break on-air to do some off-air work to really make this next season…

The White Peacock

The white peacock, different, unique, one of a kind Living in a world of bold, brilliant, bright color. The white peacock, regal, exquisite. Yet, so different. Different feathers, different voice, different ways. The white peacock crosses the road, wanders the yards, away from the bold, brilliant, bright colors. The white…

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