Tag Archive: Hearing the call

Sitting in the Mud with God

When I was small we had a very long dirt (sandy) driveway in our suburban yard. This was unusual on our street as most of the houses were closer to the street than our house was and their driveways were covered with Blacktop.  The drawbacks to having a long dirt driveway to an adult homeowner …

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The fear of coming out in The #UMC

The fear of coming out in The #UMC. Powerful witness! I have see friends leave because our UMC, my UMC, is not the UMC that they feel would be John Wesley’s UMC. As a member of RMN and as a member of SPECTRUM at Drew Theo School I feel for my friends and dear loved …

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How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org

How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org. My thoughts on the topic have also been submitted to the comment section of the UMC.org site. I think we need to be discussing much more than just ageism.  Is it not true that there are more second career Elders and Deacons who are …

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I am a First Year, First Semester, M.Div.

The title above is how I have introduced myself more times than I can count over the last couple weeks. My first challenge of Seminary has not

Saying Goodbye Again

This is the third post with the title “Saying Goodbye”, it seems to be a theme over this past year. This morning I said goodbye to my church family because I will be leaving for seminary in a few days. Leaving your church family behind as you move on is not like saying goodbye to your children,

Following God's Call

What does it mean to follow God’s call? I have struggled with that question for a very long time now and I am still not sure that I am following in the way God needs me to follow. A good friend of mine says that he knew he was going to be a pastor as …

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Keep it simple

“Write a blog” she said in an email. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure what a blog was. I have heard of them and have probably read one without ever knowing it. Then she went on to say…”Just write about what you believe, but keep it under 300 words…” I thought this is just getting tougher …

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