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January 23 2018

Call to Worship: Deuteronomy  One: God you speak to us in so many ways: from other lands, from new voices, and from these very pews. ALL: God, helps us to know when the prophets in this place are speaking your[…]

January 15 2018

UPDATE I’m back! Obviously, I have not been keeping up. Sorry about that. I have not given up!  A little tweak will be to offer a prayer or two each week that may be of help if you are in[…]

December 31 2017

After a FB post in December 2016, it’s now been a year that the Church for Church Workers Facebook Group has been connecting and engaging.  While activities have and will continue to change with the rhythms and seasons of life, I am[…]

November 3 2017

[UPDATE 12/04/17]: As it sometimes goes with the gig life, another opportunity presented itself and I have decided to accept the part-time position of Interim Director of Coaching with the Center for Progressive Renewal. CPR is based in Atlanta, but I[…]

October 27 2017

I believe you because — I have been that guy. I have blamed you for the actions of another. I have not believed you in the past and was proven wrong. I have seen the pain caused when others didn’t[…]

October 18 2017

Optional Pastoral Prayer Check back here on on Friday or Saturday for a pastoral prayer in response to any of the week’s happenings in the world. Call to Worship: Exodus One: God, even when we do not know you, you[…]

October 14 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

October 14 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

September 11 2017

Optional Pastoral Prayer Check back here on on Friday or Saturday for a pastoral prayer in response to any of the week’s happenings in the world. Call to Worship: Psalm 114:1-8 One: God, let your people not flee from you[…]

September 4 2017

I have recently been trying to organize my online photos. It’s a slow process, but one that I am thoroughly enjoying. In doing so I stumbled upon this group of photos and was brought back to a day back in[…]

September 4 2017

Optional Pastoral Prayer Check back here on on Friday or Saturday for a pastoral prayer in response to any of the week’s happenings in the world. Call to Worship: Psalm 149:1-9 One: God, your people gather this day — ALL[…]

August 27 2017

Call to Worship: Exodus 3:1-15 One: When stormy waters are engulfing whole communities — ALL: God, here we are. One: When words and acts of hate are given room to flourish — ALL: God, here we are. One: When we[…]

July 14 2017

Laboratory research has shown that a widely used sunscreen ingredient, oxybenzone, harms coral. The findings are now taking on a new urgency as climate change weakens the resilience of reefs worldwide. — News Deeply, 2017. No, this blog is not[…]

June 20 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

June 20 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

June 14 2017

A few years ago I wrote a prayer in response to gun violence and the overwhelming number of gun related incidents that week. Sadly, the normalization of gun violence in the United States continued to escalate. The news continues to[…]

June 14 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

June 14 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

June 13 2017

Below is a chapter from Rule #2: Don’t Be an Asshat: An Official Handbook for Raising Parents and Children. Over time we will be posting most of the book, though, should this inspire you to buy a copy, we would not be offended[…]

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