Doing Away With Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports our prior beliefs or values. We tend to unconsciously select information that supports our views, but ignore non-supportive or contradicting information. We also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting…

Reflection on Peace and Division

If we are committed to one another, to serving one another, to seeing and hearing each other as human beings – beloved children of God – then we can truly be about the business of making peace. Not a stalemate or a truce, but genuine community that’s won through the hard work of naming and facing our divisions.

This isn’t anything new (but it needs to be said again, and now)

This is short, but I feel it is necessary, especially after the events today in Washington, D.C. I’m copying most of this from a recent social media post I made. Christian Nationalism, in any nation, is anti-Christ. Full stop. I know this is a site where we can share differences…

Abigail

Abigail’s story begins during a traditionally joyful time, the sheep shearing festival. Many guests had gathered, and there was much feasting. Abigail was well-known for her gracious hospitality, and all the tables were generously supplied. As the celebration wore into the evening, ten plainly dressed men entered the pavilion and…

Love in the Hard Times: The Temple

Hello, friends! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written. The past several months have run the gamut of grief and joy for me, and as my internal gauge bounced back and forth from one end to the other, it was difficult to have a sense of where exactly my…

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

I remember praying for a motorcycle. I know you all reading this are more spiritual than me and would never pray for something so petty, but I actually prayed for a motorcycle. And what’s even more crazy is the fact that God answered that prayer. Of course I had to…

Silence and Salvation: Reflections on 1 Timothy 2 and Women in Ministry

I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, but with good works, as is…

Reflections on Voting

After a great deal of conversation, reflection and observation it has become apparent a great diversity exists within the American Christian culture in relationship to voting.Here are a few things I have noticed in my own response and the ideas of others. I felt others might find it beneficial.  Reflection…

We Don’t Choose Who’s In

The desire to be right is something everyone has. Sometimes this desire can turn into fundamentalism, which seeks to separate those who are right and those who are wrong. Fundamentalism can pop its head into any system, such as sports fans who separate the “true fans” from the “bandwagon fans.”…

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