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If this is your first time visiting Messy Jesus Business, welcome! 

Check out The Latest to get started, or click on About to learn about our mission. Some say we’re an online faith community. Others say we’re like a free Christian magazine or devotional. Whatever you call us, we’re totally into the mess.

If you’re wondering about our foundress and host, Sister Julia Walsh FSPA, there’s a page for that. Sister Julia has been frequently featured in the media, and is widely published. To see a list of her publications outside of this website, click on Articles by Sister Julia.

For over a decade now, Sister Julia Wash, FSPA and other members of our creative team have been offering their reflections on radical discipleship and the messiness of Christian life. In 2020, the website expanded to also include a podcast about radical Christian discipleship

No matter who you are, or what’s going on in your life, we have content for you. No matter what spiritual question you’re exploring or what time of year it is, we’re with you.

Here’s a sampling of our offerings. Everything listed below is a blog post, unless otherwise indicated.

For Times of Struggle

For Spiritual Seekers

For anyone “Wondering should I do with my life?”

For Activists

For Artists







Ordinary Time

Franciscan Life

Valuable Resources

With an ecumenical approach, Messy Jesus Business explores the mess of radical Gospel Living as we advocate for social justice, live simply, serve others, practice contemplation and live in community.

We are a Christian blog about radical discipleship; a reflective and contemplative space and yes, a home for social justice activists and spiritual seekers. To see the topics explored in our blog, click here.

On alternate weeks, the creative team for our Christian blog offers works of creative nonfiction, poetry, and prayers related to the messiness of following Jesus in our modern world.

Messy Jesus Business Blog is just one aspect of our conversation about radical discipleship. We also aim to produce the best podcast on radical discipleship. The podcast is available every other week, and you can listen to it here, on our website, or download it wherever you get your podcasts.

Joining our community is easy! Simply subscribe to our blog, and subscribe to our podcast. You may also connect with us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

We’re glad you found us and we hope you come again. We can’t wait to hear from you as you read, listen, ponder and pray.

Welcome to the mess!

Sister Julia Walsh