keep your big mouth shut

There have been many times in my church career when opening my big mouth has led to my departure. The first time I was naive and challenged something thinking that someone would care. The next time I was less naive but still nervous that I wouldn't be heard. The next time after that I absolutely knew that opening my mouth about an issue would lead to my dismissal.It had even been suggested to me that I should run all my thoughts and cartoons and writing through my superiors before publishing … [Read more...]

have you outgrown your container?

This is one of my personal favorites. Sarah. Park and drive. I posted it a year ago¬†and it received many comments. I think it stirred up a lot of stuff for many people.This is how most of my friends, including members of The Lasting Supper, experienced their departure from church. Mine included. I mean, my departure was precipitated by some events, but it was the culmination of many years of not being able to call it home anymore. Some people leave, it is true, because of a critical event. … [Read more...]