Posts Categorized: Church

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

You gave me nothing A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 7:36–50 by Magdalena I. García Then turning toward the woman, [Jesus] said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them… Read more »

PresbyHonest: Relevant truth telling with a queer twist

By Layton E. Williams A Pastor By Any Other Name… Moving beyond the parish bias to celebrate ministry in all its forms About a month ago, I began telling people that when my current parish ministry position ends in August, I’m planning to pursue work in faith-based advocacy and policy change in Washington, D.C. I’m always… Read more »

Living In Between: Sanctifying the ordinary

by Abby King-Kaiser Finding the holy in the academic calendar When I was in seminary, I loved how the liturgical calendar drew me into marking time as sacred, giving me holy rhythms to the ordinary, challenging me to seek God with intention in the rather ordinary passing of time. I now live on a whole different… Read more »

TLC: Think Like a Christian

by Jeffrey A. Schooley Size Matters But not for the reasons you think I might be a pastor of a small church. I say “might be,” because I honestly have no idea what constitutes a small, mid-sized, and mega church. I’ve heard it said that a mega-church is any church with 1,000 or more members…. Read more »

One Church, Many Voices

We are living our love of Christ out loud. Our faith may be personal, but it’s not private. How we live it and wield it publicly matters.

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Not Quite Right

One slightly unhinged pastor’s attempt to love (and laugh with) a slightly unhinged church, from the inside out. Why (and how) to kill a church programWant a healthier church in 2016? Prune the tree! by Joshua Bower Here’s a typical week for my family, on top of school and work: Monday is my daughter’s gymnastics… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   Refugees for GodFor those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. —Mark 8:35 by Rose Niles I wonder ifwe reimaginechurchby walking inprophetic footsteps,carved-out legacies offearless self-inventory,listening to ancestral whispers,questioning:are… Read more »