Time is nonsense. Ecc 1:1-11; 3:1-7 Humans have created time, like lines in the sand, to help us to keep track of things. This makes sense because we are namers, our job is to name things, explore them and understand them. We are human, we compartmentalize. Time is human lines in the sand, just like … Continue reading
My favorite parts of this year Christmas eve service are many…but I’d love to name some 1. The children helping to light the advent candle. I did away with pre-planning a family to light candles (who has time to do that? not me, not them) and have been cycling through the children youngest to eldest–without … Continue reading
Life is connectional, For me, Church is a great way to make connections…. The more the church can welcome the stuffed tigers and the rambunctious children, the better we are doing our job. After all, these messy people are the ones who remind us just how beautiful life is….When I was young I used to … Continue reading
The burning question I have for General Assembly….wouldn’t it be cool to have the Order of Worship online? (or am I missing it), I think it would be so cool to pray what they are praying while I’m many miles away…and maybe even bring those prayers to my congregation as I try to educate them … Continue reading
Integrated Worship How to not only welcome but also integrate children in worship
Ash Wednesday March 5, 2014 Psalm 23: King James Version Call to Worship 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Repentance: Confession and Creation of the Ashes (writing and burning of our sins) 3 He restoreth … Continue reading
Children and Church! “Just tell me the Bible story. I know it sounds simple enough, but it’s amazing how complicated this can get. Honestly, I don’t need gimmicks, flash, fluff. If I want entertainment I’ll ask my parents to take me to the movies. I don’t need a Vacation Bible School that “takes me on … Continue reading
“With the Bible in one hand, and Facebook in the other” My sermon writing involves reading scripture praying facebook reading commentary rereading scripture online news articles blogging Outlining sermon catching up on twitter, tumblr, etc reading all of my favorite people’s posts (I have a great gay rights friend, an awesome scholarly pastoral friend and … Continue reading
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