2020 Writings – inclusive

This is an occasionally annotated “table of contents” for my 2020 blog posts:

  1. The Feast of Epiphany – January 6, 2020
  2. Litany for Ash and Oil – January 11, 2020 (worship aid for Ash Wednesday thinking about climate crisis)
  3. Be Salty: A Top Ten Teachings List for Jesus – January 16, 2020
  4. Lydia: Patron Saint of Purple … and Piss – January 27, 2020
  5. The Day the Levees Broke – February 1, 2020 (anguished, angry reflections on the Senate impeachment process)
  6. Madagascar’s Four Unlikely Evangelists – February 8, 2020
  7. LENT 2020: Keeping Faith on a Fragile Planet – February 20, 2020 (not exactly a daily devotional; more a daily “actional” for Lent)
  8. JPMorgan: Banking on an Apocalypse … – February 21, 2020 (on investing IN climate chaos)
  9. Eschatology, Solidarity, and the Bern – March 8, 2020
  10. The Shape of Love in a Time of Contagion – March 12, 2020 (the first of what became a series of posts on the pandemic – this one about – not – gathering for worship)
  11. Making Ourselves Present (Across the Distance) – March 15, 2020 (on taking social distancing with deadly earnest)
  12. BREAKING: God Tests Positive – March 16, 2020 (satire in service of theological truth)
  13. A Father’s Words to Far Off Children – March 20, 2020 (writing to my kids – across the country – about the pandemic)
  14. Hospitality … in “the Distance” – March 22, 2020 (whimsy on working from home – but with a deeper purpose)
  15. Praying the Lord’s Prayer in a Pandemic – March 29, 2020
  16. Grief Upon Grief – April 5, 2020 (Palm Sunday reflection on all the death coming our way)
  17. How to Empty a Tomb – April 11, 2020 (Easter – in a time when tombs are filling left and right)
  18. “Liberate Minnesota” Didn’t Liberate Anything – April 18, 2020 (on the protests against the “stay-at-home” directives)
  19. Gaslighting & the Gospel … Post-Pandemic Faithfulness – April 28, 2020
  20. America’s Zyklon B Moment – May 6, 2020 (unnerving reflections about the costs we’re ready – eager?! – to pay to re-open)
  21. Pandemic Mutations – May 7, 2020 (a personal piece on being a writer in these times)
  22. Pornstars, Parables, and the Pandemic – May 8, 2020 (unexpected insights from beyond the edge …)