mhYj3Oy (1)Seasons greetings, one and all!

Our Matriarchs are taking a well-deserved break during this holiday week. The question today, therefore, comes to you, dear readers. As we enter a new year of ministry:

What tough question would you like us to consider?
What ministry topic can we start a conversation around?
What do you anticipate will be the most energy-draining thing about ministry life in 2018?

Or, more personally, what is your question?
What — or who — is confounding you in your own ministry setting?
Are you facing a big mess or a persistent irritation?
Are you wondering if there is something you can do better or more easily?

Ask our Matriarchs anything! 

Please comment below if you are comfortable sharing a general ministry challenge or a non-confidential question/scenario.

For more specific concerns or situations, email us at askthematriarch (at) gmail (dot) com

Our Matriarchs are looking forward to your question!

Rev. Sharon M. Temple is a United Church of Christ pastor living in Austin, TX. She is a contributor to the RevGals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and blogs erratically at Tidings of Comfort and Joy.

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2 thoughts on “Ask the Matriarch: What is Your Question?

  1. This may not be a ministerial question in that atheists usually do not attend church, but I was wondering this past week, what could atheists call Christmas besides Christmas? I am not an atheist. My daughter is, and they celebrated gift giving in a big way and sent out cards.
    And another thing I have pondered: what is the intent or meaning of putting up crosses where a lot of people have been killed? The person who makes and posts them means well, but is that not assuming all these victims and their families are Christian? And how does it tie to Jesus on the cross anyway? Is the cross overused as a symbol? Pagans, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. may not understand or appreciate a cross. Just wondering…..Rev. Marti (UCC)


  2. I am preparing a talk on buddhists and social justice (i’m a zen priest). it’s entitled Taking Refuge. To be on point I will spend the next few weeks remembering my vows and what I have taken refuge in. I propose then while the matriarchs here are on vaca…
    what do you take refuge in?


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