ABQ, Ghost Ranch and Those Presbyterian Peacemakers

It’s been exactly one week since I blogged last. I wish that my break was because I am on a some kind of relaxing get-away, but alas, I am on Presbyterian Conference overdrive. Last week I was at the Presbyterian General Assembly in Pittsburgh, I then spent three days in Albuquerque and now I am [Read More…]

CNN Reports, “Social Media Will, In Fact, Save the Church”

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the CNN dig.* I’m just bitter ūüėČ You see, today, my new book, The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church, (Shook Foil Books) dropped on Amazon and iTunes and wouldn’t you know it, there was some¬†decision made by some branch of the government that totally stole my thunder. [Read More…]

Five Reasons to “Animate” Your Church’s Adult Education Program

Tony Jones recently posted some info about¬†a project that I am part of, the new¬†Animate Faith Formation Series, from SparkHouse. I have already been¬†compensated¬†for my part in the project, so my gushing over the project is not so much about sales as it is about hoping people take¬†advantage¬†of this¬†resource that I am truly proud of. [Read More…]

Obedient Slaves, Silent Women and Understanding Biblical Literalism

First off, this picture is courtesy of a Tony Jones post. The comment thread on this post is worth the price of admission. Never a dull moment over there. Last week William Reeser left the following comment on my post, The “Marginalization of the Christian Right. While that post was not directly about marriage equality, [Read More…]

Pastor Worley and the Slippery Slope of “Speaking the Truth in Love”

[Photo¬†By¬†davidz] Every time I blog about homosexuality and the church, I get at least one email or comment that says that I am either wasting my time or sowing dissent. ¬†As a straight, married, Asian American Presbyterian, I agree . . . this is getting old. I dread the fact that issues of gender, race, [Read More…]

Avoiding Sexual Misconduct in Pastoral Leadership

[Photo By¬†Per Ola Wiberg ~ Powi] It seems as though the national media as well as my own denomination has been absent of any major “sex scandals” as of late. Sure, the cynical part of me knows that it’s only a matter of time before the next shocker, but the the ever-hopeful part of me [Read More…]

Gimme a P-L-G-R-M! What does it spell?

Well apparently Landon Whitsitt and crew did not get the memo that paper is dead ūüėȬ†So why the heck did I just donate a little bank to help kickstart this new quarterly magazine? Because I have a heart for people leaping out in faith in order to change the world for the better and PLGRM [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim РMother’s Day: I Can Only Imagine

As part of my¬†Guest Blogging Series, this week I am glad to welcome back ¬†Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim as she muses on Mother’s Day. Grace received her M.Div. from Knox College and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology and the Director of the Master of [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim ‚Äď God, Women, and the Church

What began as ¬†a personal blogging¬†hiatus, there has been such a positive response to the ¬†to the¬†Guest Blogging Crew, I am making this a regular feature on¬†my blog.¬†It is my intention to expose new/different voices to a larger¬†audience¬†so if you are¬†interested¬†in submitting an idea,¬†please feel fill out this form. This week I am glad to [Read More…]

Bruce’s Friday Five v4.13

My¬†Friday Five is somewhat of a mishmash of stuff I have recently seen around the interwebs, some of which I actually kept¬†track of and others, I just remembered upon the writing of this post. Enjoy. ONE – For years friends have been given me flack for liking the movie Titanic. Whatever. You are dead inside [Read More…]