This Week’s Links

Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. … Continue reading This Week’s Links

Greet- Day 7 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for December 5th was #Greet.  Yesterday morning pastors, staff, and other ministry professionals from the southern portion of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered for an Advent Eucharist service with the bishop at the church I am serving. One of the … Continue reading Greet- Day 7 of Advent

Prepare- Day 1 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. To begin the series, the word of the day is #Prepare.  “The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to … Continue reading Prepare- Day 1 of Advent

Questions, Questions, and More Questions

The following is the majority of the text that I gave as a sermon this past weekend at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Washington. I am serving as the congregation’s mission developer for their north county campus this year. This sermon, my first at Messiah, was based on Mark 12:28-34, and was in tandem with a visioning conversation and meeting for the north county campus … Continue reading Questions, Questions, and More Questions