Links to Published Writing

2015

Still Speaking Writer’s Group, Re-Lent: Lenten Devotional 2014. United Church of Christ: Cleveland, 2015. (Available for purchase here.)

Huffington Post Religion, Reclaiming the Progressive Church, Starting with Our Values., February 3, 2015

Christian Century blogs, What Kind of Pastor Does Your Church Really Want?, January 28, 2015

Huffington Post Religion: Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and the Hindsight Luxury of Believing I’d Do the Right Thing.

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Nothing Special, January 20, 2015

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Late Arrivals, January 6, 2015

Huffington Post Religion: Bishop Heather Cook, Sobriety, and the Question of Who Should Be Clergy.

2014

Still Speaking Writer’s Group, Tear Open the Heavens: Advent Devotional 2014. United Church of Christ: Cleveland, 2014. (Available for purchase in hardcopy or as an ebook here.)

StillSpeaking Magazine, The Next Big Thing for the Progressive Church, Fall, 2014. (Available in hardcopy or here.)

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Sifting, November 19, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Best Laid Plans, November 5, 2014

Common Lot Magazine, Guess Who’s Coming to the Pulpit, Fall 2014. (Available in hardcopy or here.)

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: The Oddest Wedding Sermon I Ever Heard, October 19, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Anger and Grace, October 5, 2014

Still Speaking Writers’ Group, Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can’t Be Quiet About. Pilgrim Press: Cleveland, 2014. (Available for purchase here)

Christian Century Blogs: The Next Big Thing for the Progressive Church.

Huffington Post Religion: The Next Big Thing for the Progressive Church.

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Religious, September 19, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Sheep Dogs, September 5, 2014

Huffington Post Religion: Grocery Store Theology: Market Basket, Labor Day, and Respecting the Worker

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Balancing the Budget, August 19, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Attraction, Not Promotion, August 5, 2014

Christian Century Blog: The Tyranny of Consensus

Huffington Post Religion: The Tyranny of Consensus: How Your Church Can Make Better Decisions

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: I Didn’t Know That God Was Here, July 19, 2014.

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Busy, July 5, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Refuse to Go Quietly, June 19, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Drawing a Line on the Mountain, June 4, 2014

Huffington Post Religion: How to be a Pentecost Church: Five Pointers for Congregations

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Lift Off, May 28, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: A Mighty Fortress, May 16, 2014

Huffington Post Religion: Letter to the “Dying” Church

Christian Century Blogs: Not Just Hoops: Thoughts on the Ordination Process

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Something for Nothing, May 2, 2014

Huffington Post Religion: Defending True Religious Liberty

Huffington Post Religion: A Prayer for Good Friday

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: The Love Mandate, April 16, 2014

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Out of the Depths, April 2, 2014

Believe Out Loud: An Open Letter to Sunnie Kahle and Christian Tomboys Everywhere

Huffington Post Religion: An Open Letter to Sunnie Kahle and Christian Tomboys Everywhere

Still Speaking Daily Devotional: Snakes on a Plain, March 16, 2014

Huffington Post Religion: Dreading Lent: An Alternative Proposal

Stillspeaking Daily Devotional: Barefoot on Holy Ground

Huffington Post Religion: The “Religious Liberty Quiz” and Why I Wrote It

Christian Century Blogs: Falling: Recovery, Silence, and the Church

Huffington Post Religion: Falling: Recovery, Silence, and the Church

2013

Huffington Post Religion: No One Remembers the Name of the Inn: A Christmas Eve Homily

Huffington Post Religion: Ten Ways to Support Your Congregation’s Pastor

Christian Century Blogs: Keep Awake

Christian Century Blogs: Redskins and Respect

Huffington Post Religion: Redskins and Respect: A Lifelong Washington Fan on Tradition

Huffington Post Religion: Emory’s Controversial, Not-So-Gay-Friendly Award

Christian Century Blogs: When Being a NALT Christian Isn’t Enough

Huffington Post Religion: When Being a NALT Christian Isn’t Enough

Christian Century Blogs: Flying Out Over Boston: Some Thoughts on the End of DOMA

Huffington Post Religion: Flying Out Over Boston: Some Thoughts on the End of DOMA

Huffington Post Religion: The End of Exodus Doesn’t Mean the End of ‘Ex-Gay’ Movements

Huffington Post Religion: Five Tips for Ministry After a Natural Disaster

Huffington Post Religion: Jason Collins, Chris Broussard, and the Faith of the Guy in the Arena

Huffington Post Religion: Live Into the Gospel: Stand Up Against Anti-Muslim Hatred

Huffington Post Religion: God’s Love Wins: Reflections on the Boston Marathon

Huffington Post Religion: What Growing Up “None” Taught Me about Religion

Huffington Post Religion: Maundy Thursday and the Love Mandate

Believe Out Loud: Will Churches Be Forced to Marry Same-Sex Couples?

Huffington Post Religion: The Religious Liberty to Support Gay Marriage

Huffington Post Religion: St. Francis, Pope Francis, and Being “Right Sized”

Huffington Post Religion: Claiming the Name of Jesus: Why One Progressive Christian Does It in Lent

Huffington Post Religion: The Onion, the “C” Word, and Lent

Huffington Post Religion: It’s Not about Me: A Lenten Challenge

Huffington Post Religion: An Undesirable Role Model Prays for the Boy Scouts

Huffington Post Religion: Mark Driscoll, Barack Obama, and the Jealous Disciples

Huffington Post Religion: Inaugural Benedictions for your Consideration, Mr. President

2012

Huffington Post Religion: Gaudete Sunday: How Can You Feel Joy After Newtown Shooting 

Huffington Post Religion: Advent 2012: A Season of Waiting for the Coming of Christ

Huffington Post Religion: Another Road to Bethlehem

Huffington Post Religion: When Wearing Purple Isn’t Enough: How I’m Learning to Tell the Truth About Bullying Wearing purple is a good first step, but there’s something else we can do to stop bullying.

Huffington Post Religion: Of Maine and Two Marriages: Lessons from a Grandmother I Never Met

Huffington Post Religion: How to Determine if Your Religious Liberty is Being Threatened in Just 10 Questions

The New Civil Rights Movement: How to Determine if Your Religious Liberty is Being Threatened in Just 10 Questions

Huffington Post Religion: Hurricanes and Judgement: Reflections a Year after Hurricane Irene

Huffington Post Religion: Jesus and New England: An Open Letter to the Christians Who Want to “Convert” Us 

Huffington Post Religion: LGBT Religious Leaders Speak Out on the Spiritual Value of Gay Marriage Thoughts from a range of clergy on what it means to be LGBT and support equal marriage. The link to all of the reflections is above. The direct link to mine is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/equal-marriage-and-the-ho_b_1604554.html

The Commons: The Wide Middle Ground

Huffington Post Religion: When Pride is Not a Sin: The season of ending gay shame.

Huffington Post Religion: The Unexpected Pastor

Huffington Post Religion: Holy Week, and the Importance of Weekday Christians

Huffington Post Religion: “Lent, Mud Season, and Letting Things Get Messy”, March 2012

Huffington Post Religion: “Separation of Church and Santorum”, March 2012

Huffington Post Religion: “Lent: Learning to Suffer? Or Learning to Love?”, February 2012

Huffington Post Religion: “Trusting Love Over Fear”, February 2012

2011

Huffington Post Religion: “On Keeping Christ in Christmas”, December 2011

Huffington Post Religion: “Jesus, Penn State, and the Second Mile”, November 2011

Huffington Post Religion, “Mainline Christianity’s PR Problem”, October 2011

Huffington Post Religion, “What I’ll Say on Sunday”, September 2011

2010

New York Times “Coming Out” series on bullying and LGBT youth, October 2010

The Commons, “Harder to Say than I’m Gay”, October 2010