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

Books, Ministry

First Line Friday #4: “Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas” by Jorge Avecedo

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! https://youtu.be/T3wFS4cJkLw Title: Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas Authors: Jorge Avecdeo, Jacob Armstrong, Rachel Billups, Justin LaRosa & Lanecia Rouse Publisher: Abingdon Press Genre: Christian… Continue reading First Line Friday #4: “Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas” by Jorge Avecedo

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Devotions, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

Devotion: Forgiveness Takes Strength (His Encouragement #2)

Strength doesn't always look like we expect. This Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for the many earthly blessings in our lives. Let us praise God for food, family, and a home. These are all good gifts; however, on this busy Thanksgiving day, I encourage you to take a quiet moment and to earnestly thank God for the most precious gift of all, the gift of a savior who is strong enough to forgive our sins.