Upcoming Events

In the coming weeks and months,¬†catch up with me at the following events: VBS FOR CHURCH LEADERS 2015: June 15-18 As part of the Center for Progressive Renewal’s weeklong webinar series for church leaders, I’ll be hosting an hour-long webinar on Tuesday,...

Reading List: Summer Before Seminary

Sometimes at work, when I’m puzzling and pondering and trying to flesh out a word or idea, I swivel my chair away from the computer and turn to face my bookshelves. The colorful book spines and carefully worded titles (along with the content they represent)...

Red Heels and Purple Boots

I miss the congregation I pastored. I miss the space and the voices, the community as a whole and the congregants individually. Sometimes I wonder how the church is doing. Sometimes my throat tightens with loss and I have to distract myself before crying. The loss...

Rahab as a Model for Ministry

Articles on clergy burnout trend occasionally through social media, and a recent fascination has been Mark Love’s “Eleven Things You Might Not Understand About Your Minister,” a list of eleven insights that appear to reflect Love’s own...

Open Arms (Eastertide & Call)

So Easter Sunday comes and goes. We delight for a reason to wear our best spring outfits and share a good meal. We sing our Easter hymns triumphantly. We celebrate the good news of an empty tomb, the satisfying victory of life over death. Then we enter the season of...

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