Northwest Leadership Institute 2019: Liberation, Resistance + Dreaming of a New Church

I totally geek out at conferences. I'm a life long learner and love immersing myself in new stories, concepts and images. I got to take some friends from our team to Northwest Leadership Institute in Boise, Idaho recently. Thought I'd share some highlights for any of you who love leadership, the church and how we …

Hidden in Plain Sight: Why Paying Attention Makes All The Difference

My best parenting moment of many days are that moment after dinner when there's 60 minutes until I've reached the finish line as a parent. It's the moment you realize you're almost there. The sweet bliss is about to arrive where these kids you love with every ounce of your being will go to bed. Well, they'll …

Naming Life in the Midst of Conflict: These Are the Real Rock Stars

Today, I need to name and celebrate the twelve faith communities who taught me all kinds of beautiful ways to love people and practice the way of Jesus. Hume UMC in Lima, OhioTrinity UMC in Lima, OhioSoldotna UMC in Soldotna, AlaskaSt. John UMC in Anchorage, AlaskaFlorida Southern College in Lakeland, FloridaGeorgianna UMC in Merritt Island, …