Dress Down Friday for 2019-07-26

Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying this past week. Like most everyone, I’m a huge Stranger Things fan. While we were in Atlanta last week for a visit with family we stopped by to see Starcourt Mall. šŸ˜‰ The Adapt podcast is a new tech podcast from Relay FM that is focused […]

Dress-Down Friday for June 7, 2019

Iā€™ve got some fun links to share today: I read Austin Kleonā€™s book ā€œKeep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Badā€ and really enjoyed it. It came at a good time for me where I feel that my creativity has been languishing and as a friend told me recently, creativity is my […]

Enneagram Journaling Exercises

I am a big a big fan of the Enneagram and have been using it more and more lately in my work for my own personal growth and self-awareness, as with my work with students, and staff. As I was taking some time for reflection at the end of the semester I took some notes […]

On Learning How to Lose

It occurred to me recently how hard it is for people to lose, to give up, let go, or just admit that maybe they had it wrong. Why do we fight tooth and nail to get our own way? While this may not seem all that new, the part of this that really had an […]

Rebuilding Faith Community

W hen we think about renewal and “rebuilding” our faith communities, practices, and programs we are a part of, it is important that we focus on the strengths and places of life so that we are building on that which is most alive, rather than spending so much time or focus on the pathologies and […]

Upcoming Visit to the Pacific Northwest

Dear Friends on the West Coast,Recorded Minister, Lloyd Lee Wilson and I will be traveling to the Pacific Northwest in June. Our goal is to travel in the ministry “in the old style,” no program, no agenda, just show up, share in worship together, and see what God might do among us. I wanted to […]

Soulforce Bible Study

I know that many of you who read this blog have interest in learning more about the bible from a liberatory / inclusiveĀ / radical framework. I cannot recommend the work of SoulforceĀ enough in this vain. Their work is to challenge ā€œSabotage Christian Supremacyā€ and they do this as Christians and other folks who are drawn […]