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When Your Fake Account Is Real

When Your Fake Account Is Real

"So Many People, Talking, Mumbling, Murmuring, Muttering, Suggesting, ... Pay Attention to Me!"
The Gospel is Not Self-Care: Overcoming Burnout

The Gospel is Not Self-Care: Overcoming Burnout

A Chaplain Returns From the Brink of Exhaustion in an Unexpected Way
What Would Jesus Do (for Lent)?

What Would Jesus Do (for Lent)?

It is hard to believe that Ash Wednesday is upon us, with Lent coming in its wake. This season always stirs up some theological anxiety for me. I think it does for many of us. Each year, we hear the incredible story of Jesus heading into the desert. Here from...
Absolution in Practice

Absolution in Practice

Hiding the Evidence of Sin After a Deathbed Confession
Broken Bodies: The Consolation of Ash Wednesday

Broken Bodies: The Consolation of Ash Wednesday

I Felt My Body Betray Me -- through Injury or Illness. I was Supposed to be in Control.
The Moms are Not Alright

The Moms are Not Alright

The Struggles of the Working Parents and Moms, in Particular, Have Never Been More in Our Faces
The Apocryphal Imagination of Richard Rohr

The Apocryphal Imagination of Richard Rohr

The More I Read of Rohr, the More He Reminds Me of Early Christian Apocryphal Literature
The Purpose Driven Job

The Purpose Driven Job

Why Would You Sacrifice So Much for Your Work? Because It’s Not a Job, It’s a Calling.
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Before we dive in, two big bits of Mockingbird news for you that dropped earlier this week. Pre-Registration is now open for #MbirdTyler21, and you can check out mbirdtyler.com for the latest info on our in-person-and-also-streaming gathering. Also, the latest Mockingbird podcast project, The Brothers Zahl, dropped this week. It’s a great introduction to the […]

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