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Danielle Shroyer
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Danielle is the pastor of Journey Church in Dallas. She is the author of The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and speaks often on issues of theology, church leadership and emerging communities of faith. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.

Works by Danielle Shroyer
Tourist or Pilgrim?
Danielle Shroyer | October 09, 2015
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The Selfie or The Song? Seeking Jesus in the Holy Land
Danielle Shroyer | October 01, 2015
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Read an Excerpt From "Where Jesus Prayed"
Danielle Shroyer | October 01, 2015
"The goal of pilgrimage-taking is manifold, but central is the practice of being......
The Future of Seminary
Danielle Shroyer | July 10, 2012
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Moving Church Past Contracts
Danielle Shroyer | February 29, 2012
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Danielle Shroyer | January 05, 2012
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And Our Eyes At Last Shall See Him
Danielle Shroyer | December 13, 2011
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Seminaries should broaden their concept of preaching and teaching to reflect the......
Conflict-Management in God's Kingdom
Danielle Shroyer | October 25, 2011
How can we speak prophetically being vindictive or too aggressive?...
5 Ways to Create an Empowered Community
Danielle Shroyer | October 04, 2011
Your church community can't flourish until you stop trying to do it all alone. Here's......
The Foolish Wisdom of God
Danielle Shroyer | September 27, 2011
The community at Journey Church explores the difference between spiritual wisdom and......
Genuine Love: A Community Reflects on Romans 12
Danielle Shroyer | September 07, 2011
What does it mean for love to be genuine? How can we both recognize it and practice it?...
Hey Pastors, it's Not About You
Danielle Shroyer | August 24, 2011
If you're a community pastor, it should come as no surprise that the night can always go......
Will the Real Harmony Please Stand Up?
Danielle Shroyer | August 09, 2011
To live in harmony is to move from being the heckler in the stands to the player on the......
When we find ourselves in the season of perplexity, what gifts do we need to receive,......
The Sound of Summer Silence
Danielle Shroyer | July 12, 2011
Over time I've learned that summer retreat is a natural rhythm to the community, and......
God's Wild Goose
Danielle Shroyer | June 20, 2011
The Spirit indeed has her dove moments, but her opening act was full-fledged wild goose....
Since zombies can strike anywhere, anytime in a zombie apocalypse, we need to be aware......
Easter, Resurrection, and . . . Zombies?
Danielle Shroyer | May 10, 2011
As strange as it may be to study and talk about zombies in church, it is a fantastic way......
Welcoming the Light of Easter
Danielle Shroyer | April 26, 2011
The scenery change on Easter morning serves to delineate between the closed dark......
Coming Out of Hiding This Lent
Danielle Shroyer | March 16, 2011
Our community this Lenten season is going to confront our many forms of hiding. We are......
When Ph.D.s Are In the Pews
Danielle Shroyer | March 02, 2011
How do we cherish the liberty of a living and active story while also honoring the......
Crazy Human Prophets
Danielle Shroyer | February 16, 2011
To be human as Jesus is human, we have to crank our humanity radar up a little higher,......
Playing "Idea Survivor": Thoughts on Practical Preaching
Danielle Shroyer | February 02, 2011
When you don't follow the lectionary, how does a pastor decide what to preach? How about......
The Shadow Side of Epiphany
Danielle Shroyer | January 19, 2011
This Epiphany season, particularly in light of recent events, we must talk about how......
A Night of Reflection
Danielle Shroyer | January 04, 2011
To counteract the cultured rush into a new year, our community plans a night for......
Waiting for Signs
Danielle Shroyer | December 21, 2010
Think about what would happen if you were to receive a sign from God. Is a small part of......
The Seeds of the Impossible Kingdom
Danielle Shroyer | December 07, 2010
Our community is focusing on an Advent theme of "the seeds of God's kingdom," which......
Gathering Our Voices
Danielle Shroyer | November 22, 2010
I've found that my preaching preparation happens in the thick of life rather than in a......
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