Dear Pastor, Do you Remember When?

Do you remember when you first saw? For me, it happened on my knees as a teenager. I was alone in my bedroom and I had just finished reading the entire Gospel of Luke in one sitting. When I got to the story of the cross, I was overcome with gratitude – pure,...

Hellfire in Heels or Daughters of the Resurrection?

Photo: Matt Hoffman, Creative Commons 4.0 via #InstaBLAM  (This was first published on the Missio Alliance blog on July 29, 2015) Last week I shared a few stories of opposition that I have experienced on my pastoral journey. Although my experiences were at times...

Women, Keep on Preaching On

~This post first appeared on the Missio Alliance blog on Monday, July, 20, 2015~ With my elbows on my knees, my body hunched over, and my head down, I nervously clenched my leather preaching bible as I was only minutes away from preaching a sermon before a...

Husbands, Submit To Your Wives

This post was originally published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 over at Missio Alliance where I am a regular member of the writing team.   It’s Saturday morning and the sun is just barely on the horizon; the moonlight still dominates the morning sky. A...

A Storm is Raging

This Post was originally published on the Missio Alliance Blog on May 27th, 2015 I, like many seminarians, had to go through a process of intense self-reflection by taking every personality test under the sun; Enneagram, Disc, Strength’s Finder, Myers Briggs, and...

The Church is in Decline, But I’m Still Hopeful: A Prayer

I was sad and fearful this morning when I read about the drastic decline in the American church. The people I love so much, my people, are dwindling. “At risk of extinction”, they say. “Not culturally relevant,” they shout. These words pierced my soul; you see, I have...

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