From Last Call to My Call

by Jerry Herships
After more than ten years of on-and-off bartending, I made the leap and accepted my call to ordained ministry. From the time it was suggested to the time the Bishop placed her… read more

A Pastor's Sabbath

by Judith Jenkins Kohatsu
How is it with your soul? My anxiety level begins to rise when I encounter questions like that one. Here it comes: another clergy self-care tirade. Or worse, it is one of the… read more

Collaborative Preaching and Holy Conversation

by Matthew L. Kelley
“What?! How can the Bible say that?! That’s complete garbage!”This is something you might hear on a typical Tuesday night at Starbucks on Madison Street in… read more

Tithing, but...

by J. Clif Christopher
The other day I was visiting with a young man who was a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He was telling me about his father who lived in another city but one not too… read more

The Warmth of a Note

by J. Clif Christopher
The other day my secretary came in with the mail. In the stack was a hand addressed envelope with my name on it and in the return corner it showed that it was sent by a former… read more

Rise and Shine!

by Marjorie L. Kimbrough
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1 My mother used to come into the bedroom I shared with my sister and announce… read more
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