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A Note to My Newly Ordained Self

When I was interviewing with my current congregation, the search committee asked me a wonderful question: If you were able to write a note to your newly ordained self, what would you say? 551 more words

Exodus 28-29; Acts 7

At the Altar of Houston First United Methodist Church

When the bishop ordained me, he laid hands on me and said,
“Take thou authority.”
He should have been more explicit, 222 more words

Why I Stayed in the Church of the Nazarene

I have a few hours this morning with not much to do, so I am spending it jotting down some thoughts.  Unfortunately for the first time in awhile, I have several ideas for blog posts and not much time to write them all. 1,388 more words

On The Preacher's Life

Why I don't like the word prophetic

It started in seminary, this dislike of the word “prophetic,” but it has lasted a lot longer than I expected.  I went through the discernment process in the shadow of two world altering events: 9/11 and the election of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire.   616 more words


Resource: Resolution 217

At the 2014 session of the New England Annual Conference, the body passed the following resolution, which asserts confidence in our District Committees on Ordained Ministry and Board Of Ordained Ministry to evaluate candidates without bias: 315 more words

i am nothing

I am nothing
I am just me
I have no divine right to speak for you
or to you
I have no pedestal I can call home… 262 more words


A Postcard from Bishop Libby's Consecration

History was made today at York Minster when Libby Lane became the first woman bishop of the Church of England. Our roving reporter, and former… 231 more words