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A lot of continuing education workshops end up being boring. You might get something out of the keynote, but a lot of it is note taking, sitting around, and not often opportunities to share your experience or learn from the experiences of others.
UNCO has no keynote speaker. UNCO uses […]
I spent the first part of this week at #unco16, the UnConference. I’ve written about it a lot, shared about my experiences in the past, but it seems that every year, the conference is *exactly* what I need.
This picture says it all to me: worship space, friends gathered, toys on the […]
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 →
Karen Griska creates beautiful handmade stoles for clergy and sells them online in her Etsy shop Shadrach’s. As it is Cyber Monday, please peruse her shop and consider adding one of her stoles to your Christmas list! Karen’s stoles are unique, designed to be creative and distinctive without […]
As we wait the news of the grand jury investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, I cannot help but notice how timely the words from Isaiah 64:1-9, the passage for this Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent, from the Revised Common Lectionary are to us in this moment.
Here is a collection of […]
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 […]
I lost it twice. Broken down crying, wondering what has happened to me and my life and how in the world I can be both a mom and a minister.
I’ve got two weeks until the start of school, and then things will change, but it’s been harder than I thought this summer.
After a […]
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 is not a typical Top Ten Tuesday post, in that they’re not ranked, they are just in the order I read them. The first three books were books I started in 2012 but didn’t have time to finish until the start of this year. This year I have resolved to read more—I’m hoping to […]