Dear Internet, Thanks For Ordaining Me For the Low Low Price of $47: Reflections on Community

In June, my pastoral residency came to an end.  For the past two years, my pastoral license found its validity in the denomination of that church.  But upon leaving, my license expired.  Certainly there are worst things in life, but my issue was that I had already committed to two weddings!  I began to panic [Read More...]

Share Something Sundays – 9/11 Edition (How did your church handle this day?)

This week I want to invite you to share something. Share about 9/11. Share about how your church handled the issue. Was it too nationalistic? Did the cross and the sword seem too close together? Maybe your church had a “peace focus.” What was that like? Share about your personal thoughts on peace and justice [Read More...]

God’s Middle Finger – When the Divine Says “Up Yours”

When we cling to the sword, we flip the cross upside down to use it as our tool of death instead of God’s tool for bringing life. And so the story goes… I can remember a scene in the movie Independence Day.  The drunken dad turned heroic father, Russell Case, chooses to sacrifice his life [Read More...]

Share Something Sundays – Tell Me About This Weekend’s Church Gathering (Sept 3, 11)

On Sunday afternoons I am going to invite you the readers to share a quick thought from your church experiences this past weekend. Share: Something insightful that challenged you in your life with God. Something hilarious that you heard or saw Something visual that you just had to take a picture of (Disqus comments allow [Read More...]


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