It’s been a couple weeks since the last post in this series. Now its time to return and continue the conversation. As I asked, how is a congregation to really be an “all are welcome,” and “all are sought place?” How is a congregation to help its people grow in their ability and willingness to embody
It is Tuesday again. That means its time to provide some links to things I have come across and been reading or thinking about this week. As always, I offer these to you for your enjoyment, thought, and reflection. This week’s categories are: Church Stuff; Cross Sector Collaboration and Thought; Leadership; Neighbor Love; and Worship.
I have not mentioned much on this blog that I am a sports fan. Particularly, I am a Seattle sports fan and my first sports love has always been baseball. I fell in love with the game when I was watching the Seattle Mariners seemingly come from nowhere to make it into the playoffs in
It is Tuesday, so by now you know what that means. It’s time for the weekly offering of links to stories and things I found interesting this past week and think you might enjoy or find helpful too. So without further adieu, here are this week’s links. The categories are as follows in alphabetical order:
As I mentioned in my previous post, “All are sought,” which built off of the concept of “all are welcome,” I want to expand on an idea of accompaniment, something the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seems to be moving towards embracing more and more. Accompaniment in this sense means meeting people where they are
Happy October! For those of you in the United States, however, it might not be so happy as the government has shut down as of midnight. As you might guess there will be some leadership and theological reflections offered as links in the following. As always, Tuesday brings a host of links which I offer
What might it mean that all are sought? We pick up the conversation from last week where we discussed the idea of “all are welcome.” If the church, and its congregations are going to actively claim that “all are welcome,” I believe it needs to take seriously the conception that “all are sought.” So
I enter into this post, deeply aware of how divisive this might be. I shake a little at the thought of this, but deep down I know I must write. A week and a half ago, perhaps more than at any other time in recent years, I felt convicted (and really, I still do given
Recently, I had the privilege of having a Facebook conversation with a pastor friend. He was openly wondering questions about welcome and what that really means after having read Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix. I think my pastor friend unwittingly gave me the start of a series of blog posts, so we’ll see where this conversation takes us.
It’s that time again. Time to share some stuff I have read over the past week that I think you might enjoy. This week I offer them under the headers of leadership and collaboration, church, neighbor love, stewardship, community, and vocation. Leadership and Collaboration Dan offers a great reminder of some of Peter Drucker’s thoughts