Five Things I Wish I’d Learned About Preaching Twenty Years Ago

I love preaching/teaching/sermonizing (or whatever the kids are calling it these days). I gave my first sermon as a seventeen-year-old, way back in 1998. That's almost twenty years ago, and I can't get my brain around that information as I type it. In the last twenty years I've experienced a lot of transformation as a … Continue reading Five Things I Wish I’d Learned About Preaching Twenty Years Ago

Letting Go & Letting Come: An Ash Wednesday Litany

This year I created a litany for our Ash Wednesday gathering at MCC. I felt compelled to do this, because many of the confessions that are available (to my knowledge) tend to be anti-human. They play into a negative and unhelpful theology that says being human is a bad thing. Yet, in the scriptures, God … Continue reading Letting Go & Letting Come: An Ash Wednesday Litany

why i’ve changed: a few thoughts on growth and transformation

i can't believe my son is six years old. it seems like just yesterday he was this tiny little human being who depended on us for everything. now, little by little he's becoming more and more independent. just the other night we snuggled up to read a bedtime story, but this time, he read the … Continue reading why i’ve changed: a few thoughts on growth and transformation

why we’re thrilled to be OPEN

being part of a non-denomination church has both advantages and disadvantages. for mcc, one of the advantages has been not being tied to a specific tradition or framework. this autonomy has allowed us to, i hope, beg and borrow the best from the wide spectrum that is the christian tradition, all the while shaping and … Continue reading why we’re thrilled to be OPEN