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far and near, in this way of life.

Posts from June 2017

Fellowship of Faith is a New Worshiping Community

(June 26, 2017) We have just received word from the Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville: On behalf of the Mission Development Resources Committee (MDRC), I am pleased to share with you that the New Worshiping Community Seed Grant proposal for Project #1721, Fellowship of Faith was approved for $7,500. Needless to say, we are humbled and grateful for the recognition and support of what…

How do YOU rate?

(June 23, 2017) Our Presbyterian Church (USA) is BLESSED with creative, amazing people of integrity, intelligence and deep Spirit. And I have been humbled to sit among them today as we looked at – and prayed for – people in our churches who are scared and sometimes hopeless as they wonder where God is calling them. It’s confusing to not be able…

“Are you revitalizing?”

(June 22, 2017) Well, the travel went smoothly. I connected with a dear friend and made it to the conference center where I’m staying (on grounds of the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary) with about 20 minutes to spare.  The other participants and I were to meet in the main lobby at 6 so I walked down the curving staircase and saw a group…

At the Airport

(June 22, 2017). Hope you all had a Happy Solstice yesterday. I’m always a little sad at the Summer Solstice because it means the days start getting shorter. But if you think about it, we’re ALWAYS changing … either they’re getting longer or shorter. We just don’t think of it that way most of the time. And my life is all about…

Revitalization Conversations

(June 20, 2017) I’m getting ready for a great adventure. And I hope you’ll come along with me on it. On Thursday, I’m going to fly to Louisville (the location of our denomination headquarters) and join some colleagues in an extended conversation about church revitalization. Aside from the absolute and humbling honor, it’s also a time for me to be invited to…

Not Just the Church

(June 16, 2017) I’m struck lately — as many of us are — by the shooter in Arlington who attacked the Republican members of Congress at their baseball practice. The initial responses to that horror have all been inspiring: calls for an end to verbal violence and a reinstatement of civility in language and attitude, bipartisan pledges to move our nation forward,…