church, ministry, Scripture

Discipleship According to Sara Bareilles

"I used to be scared of fire," I said calmly, as a thin flame danced before my face. I was serving as an acolyte maybe a month into my time at divinity school, recruited at the last minute to help with a chapel service. The kind of recruitment that starts with a simple favor (carry… Continue reading Discipleship According to Sara Bareilles

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church, ministry, spiritual

On Orientation

orientation noun ori - en - ta - tion \ ȯr-ē-ən-ˈtā-shən : a person's feelings, interests, and beliefs : a main interest, quality, or goal : the process of giving people training and information about a new job, situation, etc. I have a very intelligent friend who has done research in medical anthropology, with a focus on… Continue reading On Orientation

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Why Seminary?

"A woman asked me at lunch today -- not in a confrontational way, but just in the I'm-confused way in which it often comes -- 'And why are you going to seminary?'" - Dr. Greg Garrett, Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that (and… Continue reading Why Seminary?

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Shifts in the Story: An Update on New Things Happening

Big things are happening in my life, friends! In June, I started a new job as part-time Blog Manager for EA Resources, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping churches and parents to meet the needs of emerging adults. In this position, I get to create and/or curate content for the organization's blog, as well… Continue reading Shifts in the Story: An Update on New Things Happening

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This Is Not a Travel Blog

When I wrote blogs like Go In Peace (To Canada?!) To Love and Serve the Lord, I was trying, even in the writing process, to convince myself that it was real. That the move was really happening and there was really peace in it. Here's the thing: I couldn't convince myself. As moving date began… Continue reading This Is Not a Travel Blog