Though I am no longer writing a poem a day, now that Lent is over, I am still writing them at least weekly. I have been reading a lot of poetry, too. Some of the poets I have recently discovered are Amanda Lovelace, Melody Godfred, Tania Runyan, Caroline Kaufman, and Lightsey Darst. I find poetryContinue reading “More Poetry”
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This year my daily Lenten discipline was writing a poem. Some days they came easily. Other times, I struggled. I tried to be open to the Spirit, rather than forcing a topic. In college, I minored in English, and most of my classes were in creative writing. I wrote a lot of poetry and shortContinue reading “Poetry”
One of my favorite sermons was written for Advent in 2008, while I was expecting our first baby. It was later published by the Young Clergy Women International in their online Fidelia magazine in 2012. You can read it here or I have included it below. That was such a magical Advent for us: waitingContinue reading “Advent Sermon”
A Bible study
https://faithlead.luthersem.edu/let-your-yes-be-yes-and-your-no-be-no/ Here is a link to a Bible study I wrote about faith and healthy boundaries. It can be done alone or with a group.
Christian Nationalism and Civic Religion
I am not one of “those” Christians. I do not want to be associated with a racist, patriarchal institution that spouts a theology of white supremacy and exclusivism. However, I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus, and an ordained pastor in The United Methodist Church (UMC). Christian nationalism is a blending of Christian andContinue reading “Christian Nationalism and Civic Religion”