Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / The Bible / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Three things about LOVE and the Bible:

This past week, I heard Brian McLaren talk at CEF2018 about creating “studios of love” within our churches. He asked us to imagine yoga studios without mats – just lectures on yoga. Or basketball practices with no courts or balls – just videos about game strategy. These were his metaphors for the way church often … Continue reading

Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Thoughts on Faith

Last Day of CEF2018 and a new Website Section

Once again I found my people at CEF. Once again I was reminded of my call to ministries of faith formation that engender justice seeking. Once again we are reminded that the church is changing rapidly. As CEF wisely moves  from the conference model toward a model of nooks and neighborhoods, I have spoken with … Continue reading

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

The Unspoken Lessons

I am always amazed at implicit learning that happens Godly Play stories. We finished the last lectionary reading about bread (so much bread in August!) in worship today- and the children have been paying attention. Last week when I took out the parable box and wondered what was inside, a child said “maybe it is … Continue reading

My Family / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized / Welcoming All Families

Taking Stock in the Wilderness

With the  sun raging high in the sky, I begin making a mental list of the resources on hand, an instinct gained leading youth mission trips.  I am on a two week vacation with my family – the luxury of time together meant to make up a little bit for the countless family moments I missed … Continue reading