Christianity · leadership · made me think · The Church · Uncategorized

15 Reasons Pastors Should Visit As Much as Possible

A couple of weeks ago an article called “Fifteen Reasons Why Your Pastor Should Not Visit Much” by Thom Rainer was circulating widely on Social Media. It has been rattling around in my mind for a few days and I’ve debated whether or not to post my own thoughts on visiting. Ultimately, I decided to… Continue reading 15 Reasons Pastors Should Visit As Much as Possible

Spiritual Practice · technology

When We’re All On Edge: 4 Spiritual Practices for Election Season

Is it just me, or are we all on edge lately? We have a lot to be overwhelmed about. This is a very tense election season. The stakes are high. Everyone has an opinion they’re trying to boil down to 140 characters and a bumper sticker. People are talking past each other, calling each other… Continue reading When We’re All On Edge: 4 Spiritual Practices for Election Season

personal · Seamless Faith

Goodbyes, Hellos, and New Projects… What a Strange Summer it Has Been.

Where to start, where to start? I’ve been way far away from this site this summer, and many of the things that I planned to write this summer have been postponed or put on hold. Slowly, very slowly, I feel like I’m coming out of a sort of hibernation. For the past six weeks or so,… Continue reading Goodbyes, Hellos, and New Projects… What a Strange Summer it Has Been.

pcusa · personal

Remembering Kelly Allen: The Hebrew Midwives

  Yesterday, the San Antonio community came out to celebrate the life of Rev. Kelly Allen. It’s impossible to think about writing publicly about all of the thoughts in my heart and mind about her life, her death and her legacy, but some folks who were at the memorial service asked for me to post… Continue reading Remembering Kelly Allen: The Hebrew Midwives

resources · Seamless Faith

How to Help Your Grandchildren Grow In Faith: Ideas for Grandparents

  I’m speaking about faith practices and families this week at Mo Ranch in Hunt, Texas. I’m half-way through the workshops (two down, two to go!) but one of the things that I’ve found so far is the same thing I find nearly every time I present about faith practices and children: a lot of grandmothers show… Continue reading How to Help Your Grandchildren Grow In Faith: Ideas for Grandparents

Preaching · sermon remix

Sermon Remix: Elijah and the Prophets of Ba’al

Sermon Text: 1 Kings 18:20-39  The Hebrew Scriptures of our Bible, what we call the “Old Testament” are full of what I like to call “flashy” stories. Sure, the New Testament has some pretty flashy stuff as well and Jesus being raised from the dead is the flashiest of them all, but when it comes… Continue reading Sermon Remix: Elijah and the Prophets of Ba’al

Guest Post · Parenting

The Shocking Solution to Your Child’s Disrespect: Guest Post by Nicole Schwarz

“You’re not the boss of me!” your child yells as they stick out their tongue and run away. Furious, you yell back, “How dare you talk to me like that! You little…” This pattern is nothing new. Your child has a bad habit of disrespect. It’s something you’ve been trying to nip in the bud… Continue reading The Shocking Solution to Your Child’s Disrespect: Guest Post by Nicole Schwarz

sermon remix

Sermon Remix: Spiritual Spring Cleaning II

  We are finishing our two-part series on “Spiritual Spring Cleaning” this week.  Last week we talked about how our material possessions can weigh us down and we considered how “living lighter” might affect is spiritually.  This week we are going to continue with that, but instead of thinking about the possessions that weigh is down, we… Continue reading Sermon Remix: Spiritual Spring Cleaning II

leadership · made me think · Uncategorized

Why Your Pastor Isn’t In… #notinmyoffice

“I came by your office, but you weren’t there…” Yep! For awhile I’ve been thinking about all of my amazing colleagues in ministry and all of the ways they are out in the world healing, caring, advocating, spreading good news. Where’s your pastor? Here are just a few places he or she might be! I… Continue reading Why Your Pastor Isn’t In… #notinmyoffice