Perspective is Hard to Tweet

I’m a pretty big advocate of social media. At least, I often advocate people of faith use social media in positive ways because it’s a very powerful tool for community and connections. But, when I speak or write on social media, I always do so with a caveat: social media will not save us. Social […]

Thursday Mind Dump

I usually blog structured reflective short essays, but I’ve got too much going on at the moment. So, a change in form (Steve likes lists): I’m excited and a bit overwhelmed that: Another article of mine was published in The Christian Century, (sorry no link, dead tree edition only). It’s entitled “Songfest: Challenges for a […]

Non-church miscellany

This post is not about General Assembly. Neither is it about Presbyterians, or even Christianity. Thank you, blog readers, for sticking with me through some heavy PC(USA) polity and politics. Instead, this post is about three things (which, I promise, has nothing at all to do with the fact that some sermons have three points.) […]

The Campaign has Begun

I had hoped to write a long post today on sugar beets, but with a Presbytery Meeting Friday and Saturday in Bismarck, and two services to prepare for on Sunday, I can’t quite pull that off. Still, though, October 1 marks the official start of sugar beet harvest, an economic engine of the area and […]

The Presbytery of the Northern Plains, My New Home

Tonight, I was approved by the Presbytery of the Northern Plains to serve as Stated Supply Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hallock, Minn.  Yay!  I’m really excited to be working with the good folks of FPC Hallock, looking forward to getting to know the community, and pretty darn pumped for the annual Pie Social.  […]