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Haven’t done one of these for a while, but a lot has happened in my life that I have not caught up my readers on!
I have been called to be the pastor of Queen Anne Baptist Church in Seattle starting June 1st! I am excited for this new ministry opportunity. Above call means that […]
I’ve launched a new website, Autism and Church, to talk about having autism and being in the church–for individuals and family members of persons on the autism spectrum. I hope that we will have tips, stories, challenges and joys shared about welcoming people with autism into the church. Continue Reading →
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 reflected on the concept of becoming “unchurched” today at [D]mergent:
When I was in seminary, I remember attending denominational events for seminarians and new pastors in which we talked about the “unchurched.” Questions were asked about in workshops and seminars about how we were going to reach the unchurched. Friends were […]
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! […]
In this busy, busy holiday season, with worship services and family gatherings, traditions and shopping, and–well, EVERYTHING, I have been rethinking the season. I posted before about how to stay sane by using organizational tips.
Today, I was to think about how to pause and let go and enjoy the moment. Here are Ten […]
Last Sunday was my first day at Burien Community Church. I guess that’s an exaggeration, because I had to write my sermon, prepare for worship, move into the parsonage, and get the keys to my new office. In addition, we moved into the parsonage a few weeks […]
Every Wednesday or so I blog over at [D]mergent, where I am a co-editor. This week I blogged on why I stayed in the church, when there have been so many articles about young adults leaving the church. Check it out!