Is First Christian a progressive congregation? The answer is complex.
Why We Need and “Anxious Faith”
In this video, I talk about the anxious times we live in and how we need to have an "anxious faith."
Writing Prompts: Finding A New American Narrative
The first writing prompt or an essay in process.
Table Talk: It’s Enough
At the end of the day, we are enough. Gideon teaches us that we are enough because God is enough.
Lenten Reflection-Ash Wednesday
We want to think we have all the time in the world to follow Jesus, but if last year has taught us anything is that tomorrow is not promised. If we are going to follow Jesus we have to be willing to follow him now. Life is too short.
Finding God in the Drive-Thru Lane
Churches are shrinking, budgets are tightening, people are leaving...we spend time at conferences wondering what we can do to help our congregation grow. We should be asking what God is up to.
To the Church at Lake Wobegon
Dear Friends and Family of First Christian Church of St. Paul: Last week in the immediate aftermath of the killing of George Floyd I decided to go for a walk. We live in North Minneapolis. It was a nice sunny day, perfect day for a walk. "Be careful," my husband Daniel said as I left.... Continue Reading →
How important is going to church for you? What would you do to be able to go to worship? Would you kill someone for it? Christian worship is a big deal. At our last in-person gathering on March 11 which happened to be a Bible Study, we learned about why going to church matters. In... Continue Reading →
Brighter Days Ahead
Since there isn't a lot to do in these days of COVID, my husband Daniel and I went for a walk Sunday. We walked up and down one of Minneapolis' many parkways. We were walking back towards our car and past a number of houses on the parkway. Maybe a block or two from our... Continue Reading →
Jesus of Suburbia:An Update
This is an update of a sermon I wrote in 2014 on suburban ministry.