When Ashes & Roses Collide— This Valentine’s Day, Love Bigger

 For Christians, two holidays collide on February 14th: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. Ashen foreheads alongside bundles of roses and heart-shaped boxes is not an ideal pairing. Being reminded that “we are dust and will return to the dust” is decidedly not an aphrodisiac. Yet maybe this awkward juxtaposition might help people of faith remember who we … Continue reading

Pre-4th Fireworks: Stanley Cup, Voting, Marriage, and a President’s Plan for the Climate

(*From Jen: I’m very pleased to share this guest blog by Dr. Aana Marie Vigen reflecting on this week’s events.) It’s not even Friday and already it’s been an historic week. Monday:  the Trayvon Martin murder trial began; my hometown hockey team won the coveted cup. Tuesday:  the Supreme Court struck down the heart of … Continue reading

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