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March 25 2013

No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013[…]

December 18 2012

My friend, colleague and leader in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Landon Whitsitt, is collecting sermons, prayers and other liturgical resources. He will compile it and Shook Foil Books will make it available for free via ereader download. You can find out more information or contact Landon[…]

March 5 2012

As part of my commitment to a couple of book projects, this spring I am taking a personal blogging hiatus and have invited some folks to blog in my stead. It is my intention help share some new voices and perspectives with a larger audience and keep my[…]

January 7 2012

As part of my commitment to a couple of book projects, this spring I am taking a personal blogging hiatus and have invited some folks to blog in my stead. It is my intention help share some new voices and perspectives with a larger audience and keep[…]

June 3 2011

[Photo By joiseyshowaa] It is hard to believe that this September will the 10th year since that defining morning when the World Trade Center and our understanding of the world was attacked. I still remember getting into my car that morning[…]

April 1 2011

Most church folks know that the two times a year that new people often come to church are on Easter and Christmas Eve. We also know that the number of folks who actually come BACK or develop a meaningful relationship[…]

February 27 2010

It is hard to believe that only three months ago, this #tworship experiment began.  It has been a wonderful experience for me, pawned some good conversations and enhanced my understanding of the possibilities of social media and faith. But I[…]

October 28 2009

[image: jonesing1] More and more we are seeing tweeting become part our everyday life.  From sharing information about disasters and revolutions to informing followers of your breakfast menu or latest crush, like it or not, some form of micro-blogging is[…]

September 28 2009

[Images: Ann Klingensmith] Last Sunday, as part of a recent Moderatorial itineration, I had the privileged of preaching at First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. While fairly traditional in style, the community was open to thoughtful and creative expressions of[…]

June 7 2009

[Image from mbcc worship: sculpey, journals, pipe-cleaners and coffee] While I do enjoy worshiping with various congregations throughout my travels, I do miss worshiping with the community that I serve, Mission Bay Communion Church. There is so much I miss[…]

April 16 2009

[Photo by mrMark] Okay, so I stooped to the “provocative post title” shenanigans, but it popped into my head and I couldn’t resist . . . sorry.  But as our prez is known to say, “Let me be clear . […]

May 31 2007

This has been on my “That’s Blog” list for a while . . . someone sent me this article a few months back from Christianity Today, “Dating Jesus: When Lover of My Soul Language Goes to Far.”  This particular article[…]

February 28 2006

Now for many who read this you will have NEVER heard me us this benediction in the context of my day-to-day worship leading, but at some events I have been known to get my old-school liturgical groove on 😉 At[…]