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I wrote this article for [D]mergent this week on the importance and absolute necessity of churches creating safe and accessible spaces-including restrooms–for disabled persons as well as transgender individuals. Please check it out, read it, and share it–because we don’t often talk about these issues within our congregational contexts. We talk about laws […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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! […]
I wrote for [D]mergent this week asking the question if we can find common ground on abortion. This is a very complicated, emotional issue, and after 40 years of Roe v. Wade, I feel it’s high time that both sides moved to work together to reduce abortions in this country through education […]
I forgot to post a link to my article on Dmergent last week, A Voice is Heard in Ramah, about how churches need to acknowledge pregnancy and infant loss, and how in the liberal progressive churches, we have also failed to recognize those that […]