So I Wrote a Book, and It’s Personal

From the first day that I met Jeffrey Daniel Leach, I was smitten for him. It only took a matter of weeks before I knew that I was madly in love with him, though it took him months.  I’ll never forget “all the feels” when Jeff and I first started dating. The beginning...

I Hunger and Thirst for Revival

Originally Posted at Missio Alliance in May 2017   When I read about the explosive narrative on Pentecost and the early church – the Holy Spirit coming to live within human beings in a very signs-and-wonders kind of way – I tremble. Call...

My Call to Senior Pastoral Ministry

Originally Posted at Missio Alliance in May 2016.   Last November I received a phone call out of the blue that Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene (a.k.a. PazNaz) was interested in talking with me as a potential candidate for their next Senior Pastor. I was...

It’s Here!

Just about two years ago, I wrote to my mentor, Scot McKnight.  I had been studying something called The New Perspective on Paul, and being a Wesleyan-Holiness girl, I began to ask, "How does this impact the way we talk about holiness?"  So, with Scot's guidance, I...

When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense: The Church’s Response

This post was originally published over at Missio Alliance. Recently, Frederica Mathewes-Green wrote a compelling and viral post in the National Review on her conversion from being a Pro-Choicer to Pro-Lifer. In the piece, she cites reading a detailed description of...

Let’s Begin A Parenting Revolution

Before we dig in, I’d first like to say that this blog post comes with a critical caveat: I am not one bit qualified to write a post on parenting. Really, I’m not. I’m not even a “mommy blogger”; I usually like to write about theology, ministry, and all things related...

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