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I posted on [D]mergent this week another entry for the UncoSynchro blog a reflection about the non-indictment of Darren Wilson and the events unfolding in Ferguson and around the country, along with resources that lift up non-white voices on racism and reflecting on social justice.
I am participating in the UncoSynchro blog, a writing collaborative effort from #Unco14, focusing on subversive themes of faith and life. The theme for November is (Un)Gratitude. This is my first entry for the UncoSynchro blog, and I will participate monthly.
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, this year I’m a bit more […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a personal blog post, so here are the Top Ten Things I’ve Been Up To:
I’ve been a busy bee writing lately!
Check out my post on Open Gathering’s Edge Pieces on “Breaking the Silence: Disability, Mental Illness and the Church.” As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week and the launch […]
A few Twitter friends and I began a lectionary discussion that takes place on Tuesdays. Thanks to my friend @blessed_harlot who started it, and @DeaconEm540 who contributed greatly to the discussion along with others. Search the hashtag #lectionary for more and join in with us on Tuesdays!
Here is a collection of my tweets on […]
Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 28:10-19a or Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17 or Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Our first Hebrew Scriptures thread in the lectionary follows the stories of the ancestors of the faith. We read of Jacob’s dram of the ladder from earth to heaven with angels ascending and descending. Jacob has […]
Today is Maundy Thursday. Yesterday I wrote for [D]mergent a reflection after seeing a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar with an all-female cast on Palm Sunday. The production was incredible but the portrayal of Jesus was deeply moving. Check out my reflections on Fully Human Jesus.
This week I reflected on the need for pastors to work out of the office at [D]mergent. I’ve been in pastoral ministry for eleven years now, and in that time, I think pastoral ministry has shifted priorities. In the past, one did their work in the office and left only for pastoral […]
I wrote for [D]mergent today about the need for creative leadership in order to generate creativity within a congregation. In my experience, sharing my ideas has helped others reach into their God-given creativity and share their gifts for ministry. I’m seeing it at work right now in my congregation, and it’s exciting! […]
This has been a whirlwind year.
One year ago today, we were just starting to get the inkling that we might need to move, despite being homeowners for only seven months. We were having trouble getting the resources AJ needs for his autism. We were arguing with the school district about resources provided and with […]