Why a Lutheran pastor offers “free prayer” in a coffeeshop

A pastor’s first job is to “take care of our people,” writes a Lutheran pastor. Sometimes, he has learned, “our people” are those we have never met. [Read more…]

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Here’s a cheerful thought for #taxday: money doesn’t exist

Money is just a convenient fiction. [Read more…]

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The Hope Artist

What God as an artist can create has no limitations, and remains to be seen. [Read more…]

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Still Risen, Still Easter

By Mike Coyner I saw someone posted on Facebook a church sign which said, “Come back this Sunday, He is still risen.” Aside from the obvious invitation to come to worship more than just on Easter Sunday, that sign reminds us that Easter is a season and not just one day. Liturgically the season of [Read More…]

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Also a mother: ordination photo outtakes

A while ago I read a great book called Also a Mother: Work and Family as Theological Dilemma by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore.  I recommend it. MISSION:WORK has offered some similar reflections in the past. Last week I was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church (on April Fool’s Day, although it was not a joke!) [Read More…]

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When God closes a door, he opens….a blog?

In October 2013, I got a phone call from my friend Chris Armstrong about a new venture he was starting. It was the venture which became this Patheos Faith and Work Channel. Certain pieces of his startup puzzle had shifted, and he needed someone else on the team. Could I be on a phone call [Read More…]

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