Helicopter pastoring

The work of the Church must belong to the body of Christ, which is much, much more than the bodies of the priested.

Discs spinning

Asgeir sent my husband and me on a Norwegian music bender. Here's a short list of the music that's been both background and fuel for my sermon preparation and work the last few months.

The anxiety of possibility

On Friday, I walked to work. It doesn't seem like news worth noting, but what was significant for me was the almost euphoric freedom I felt in the exercise.

Embracing the awkward

Completion of a comedy improvisation class ought to be a graduation requirement for seminarians.

holy hands

I'm currently in a phase of "secular" work (employed at a church, but not empowered to use my "magic hands" — that is, to function as a priest), and have had the opportunity to reflect quite a bit on the boundaries of Christian ministry.

Light, when my only companion is darkness

My dad, an ophthalmologist, tells a joke on his own pe0ple: whatever the ailment and specialty, when diagnosis is more an art than a set of facts, he'll reply, "Well, that's a poorly understood branch of medici... Read More...

Witnessing

A report from the banks of mighty Gills Creek in Columbia, South Carolina. In the wee hours of Sunday, October 4, my phone's National Weather Service Alert passed along a message I'd never seen before. "Civi... Read More...