Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry

Book Review: Speaking Out: Gifts of Ministering Undeterred by Disabilities by the United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities

Speaking Out: Gifts of Ministering Undeterred by Disabilities is a book that is full of both heartbreak and hope. This book is compilation of personal testimonies from people serving in ministry, all of whom are living with some type of disability.

Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry, Writing

3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner as a Visually Impaired Woman

3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner As a Visually Impaired Woman By: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland, B.S. English Ed. &  M.Div. (Originally published in the March edition of CAPTIVATING! Magazine) Several weeks ago, I was sitting in my office when I received an e-mail. It read simply:  “I would like to ask you a… Continue reading 3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner as a Visually Impaired Woman

Devotions, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes, Women in Ministry, Writing

The Best Sermon Illustration I’ve Heard in Ages: Kick the (Metaphorical) Rooster!

Friends - The power behind us is indeed greater than any challenge that is set before us! My prayer for us this week is that we may all go forth and kick the metaphorical rooster!

Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry, Writing

Gender, Race, and Disability: The Aspects of Inclusion We Frequently Forget in Church

An intersectional approach means that we realize that every person is unique and that no two people are the same. As such, we recognize every single person will have a unique experience of life. As the United Methodist Church considers its future, in order to be truly inclusive, we must also consider the needs of women, people of color, and people with disabilities. I urge the UMC to take an intersectional approach to ministry.

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Uncategorized

First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Title: Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love  Author: William H. Willimon Genre: Christian Nonfiction Length: 91 Pages (Paperback) First lines: "Thanks to fellow Christians… Continue reading First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

Books, Ministry, Pastoral Life

Book Clubs: A Christian Tradition

The Church has a long history of supporting the arts. During the middle ages in Europe, the church was responsible for the education and formation of the people. During a time when the majority of the people lived with the ever looming threat of starvation, the church provided a home and a livelihood for young people… Continue reading Book Clubs: A Christian Tradition

Book Reviews, Books

First Line Fridays #6: “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Title: Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say (My desk is full of books right now, but… Continue reading First Line Fridays #6: “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton

Books, Ministry

First Line Fridays #5: The Redemption of Scrooge

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays is a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line!   https://youtu.be/Tzy_lrIVABE   Title: The Redemption of Scrooge  Authors: Matt Rawle Publisher:  Abingdon Press Genre: Christian nonfiction/ Small Group Study/ Devotional/ Advent Study "What comes to… Continue reading First Line Fridays #5: The Redemption of Scrooge