11th Hour Preacher Party . . . Graduation Edition!

I don’t know about you all, but we are celebrating high school and college graduations on Sunday ~ which will shorten the sermon somewhat.  And guess what I’ve purchased for our graduates?  Copies of MaryAnn McKibben Dana’s God, Improv, and the Art of Living!  Deciding to give a RevGals book was easy ~ which one… Read More

Friday Festival ~ Springtime!

Here in Northeast Ohio, Spring sprang on Thursday, with flowering trees suddenly in bloom all over the place.  It’s beautiful around here, and probably no one wants to stay inside and read.  But in case you’re somewhere rainy or cold, we’ve got some blog posts for you. Here’s an interesting one from Jan Edmiston in… Read More

Friday Festival ~ Happy New Year Edition!

The New Year is not exactly creeping in on little cat feet.  Celebrations, vacations, new church officers and endeavors, magi, baptism, frigid weather and wild snowstorms bring much of the northern hemisphere to a halt.  There must be something to write about, yes? Rachel Hackenberg starts us off with a New Year’s Eve poem/prayer and… Read More

Friday Festival: It’s Been a Week . . .

How to respond?  Four possibilities: Every day – every single day – I wonder about church, the who what where when why and how of church. Laura Marie of Everyday Christianity suggests that we think of church as a verb. Huh. Are we bringing hope?  That’s the question Jan Edmiston asks in achurchforstarvingartists. We are… Read More

Friday Festival: Moments Shimmering with Kingdom Love

Waking up to a deep sense of foreboding each morning, and feeling the weight of ministry in the face of world and national events, I find myself seeking out those small experiences of encounter with the holy which give us a glimpse of something beyond the political, the tweeting, the floodwaters, and the bodies lying… Read More