Times & Seasons

Putting Kali to Bed

July 27, 2013
Thumbnail image for Putting Kali to Bed Kali is not a safe goddess. Dangerous, really. Her creation was nearly accidental, but she saved the world before she nearly destroyed it.
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A Time to Heal

July 14, 2012
Thumbnail image for A Time to Heal Healing is a dirty word for me. I saw entirely too much “healing” in the charismatic/Pentecostal circles I traveled in as a teenager. Usually—almost always, actually—people weren’t healed, and this was usually blamed on their insufficient faith. If they really believed, they were told, they’d really have been healed.
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A Time to Weed

April 2, 2012
Thumbnail image for A Time to Weed To say I don't have a green thumb would be understatement of the year. True, in college, I managed to not kill one of those cheap potted vines you get at the grocery store that seems to have evolved in order to spread itself across a dorm room bookshelf by mid-terms, but I'm not counting that. All I did was give it the ecological niche it was designed for. God and irregular watering did the rest.
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Dear John Letters and Unitarian Universalism

November 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Dear John Letters and Unitarian Universalism The thing about Dear John letters is this: If the same things keep coming up over and over again, it’s because they’re telling you the truth about yourself.
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Clergy Misconduct Meets Decision Fatigue (Or, Clergy Misconduct, Neatly Explained)

August 25, 2011
Thumbnail image for Clergy Misconduct Meets Decision Fatigue (Or, Clergy Misconduct, Neatly Explained) Someone ought to put this NYTimes article on decision fatigue—the theory, backed up by some studies, that willpower is finite resource that depletes with each use—with Deborah Pope-Lance's lecture on clergy (mostly, sexual) misconduct. If someone were to do put together the two of them together, it might go something like this...
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Lessons Learned from a Christian Hunters Dinner at the Local Megachurch Food Court

August 17, 2011
Thumbnail image for Lessons Learned from a Christian Hunters Dinner at the Local Megachurch Food Court If you're a corporate vendor at a megachurch's Christian hunters dinner, your shirt should have patches. Lots of them.
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In Between New Posts

June 25, 2011
Thumbnail image for In Between New Posts So it's been while since I've posted. Okay, more than a while! But did you know that Times & Seasons is updated every three or four days? Let me explain...
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Fitter, Happier, More Transformative

May 26, 2011
Thumbnail image for Fitter, Happier, More Transformative I‘m still thinking about the overwhelming response to my post on ministry burnout. This audio track is offered along the same line but in the spirit of Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier.”
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