Posts Categorized: Children

Not Quite Right

One slightly unhinged pastor’s attempt to love (and laugh with) a slightly unhinged church, from the inside out.   Our fear is muzzling our childrenChoosing love over fear for the good of all Jesus’ disciples by Joshua Bower Do we actually want children in the church? Sometimes I wonder. I was about seven years old… Read more »

Scribbling Outside the Lines

Playing beyond the boundaries in hopes of finding God and inspiration   Navigating the life of a bivocational pastorHow I came to combine part-time congregational ministry with two startup initiatives for children and the arts by Adam Walker Cleaveland While in seminary, I never thought I’d use the word bivocational to describe myself. And yet,… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   We willForget public access television. What about public access church? by Rose Niles Now thatbig bird is movingto premium cableit falls to usin the churchas the last bastionof a placewhere poor children canenterfree of chargebe lovedbe taught faithand lovebe treated no differentfrom any other child what a privilege to represent… Read more »