Dear PazNaz, It’s Been Two Years

“I have all the feels tonight.” This is a phrase I’ve heard now and then when someone is trying to describe the rainbow of emotions they are experiencing in the moment. Tonight, I have all the feels. Two years ago, on this night, I sat in the living room of Marcia and...

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...

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