Ask the Matriarch: Some Things We Regret

What is a RevGal Matriarch? Our Matriarch panel is composed of clergywomen with at least 10 years of professional church leadership experience. With experience comes . . . well . . . all kinds of experiences. Take heed as the Matriarchs to reveal how their regrets have made them better pastors. Dear Matriarchs: As you… Read More

Open Letter and Call to Action – Update – #ChooseAccountability

On Monday, February 4, the Reverend Julia Seymour, RevGalBlogPals’ board president, received the following response from Carnival Cruise lines to our Open Letter. Hello Rev. Seymour, Your recent experience on Carnival Magic was brought to our attention, as well as the follow up communication in which you and others expressed that more should be done to… Read More

Open Letter and Call to Action: #ChooseAccountability

UPDATED TO ADD: Read Carnival’s disappointing response here. On Sunday, January 6th 2019 a group of 63 female clergy, ministers, and community leaders from around the world embarked on an 8-day cruise aboard the Carnival Magic. While the trip was designed to provide space for fellowship and professional development for women engaged in Christian ministry,… Read More

Friday Festival: Last Tastes of Advent

In these last days of Advent, our bloggers are pondering the empty spaces that remain.  Underneath the tinsel and carols, they’re exploring places of quiet and absence, calling us to a different kind of wholeness. Who belongs in the nativity scene?  Michelle Henrichs is wondering.  She balks at putting the magi into the scene, since… Read More

Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals: God encounters

When people ask us, as ministers, where we get our support there are many answers. Our peers, our colleagues, our neighbours, our sessions and church committees are all potential sources for support. It is now 13 years since my ordination, and for the last eight years I’ve been a solo minister in a village where… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Bearing Worthy Fruits

I’ve been reading Fleming Rutledge’s book, “Advent” and finding it provocative. Rutledge is an Episcopal priest with a theology that falls into the Calvinist vein, she argues that there is nothing we human’s can do, only God can bring forth transformation. She writes that Advent is the season that points the church toward the second… Read More