On Healthy Leave-taking

As I prepare to leave my first call, I am desperate to do it faithfully. In the ELCA, there are rules in place for every pastor who leaves every congregational call, and those rules all really boil down to one thing: You are no longer the pastor of that congregation, and God is calling someone else toContinue reading “On Healthy Leave-taking”

Evolving Responsibility

~ make yourself at my home, tell me where you been ~ Flo Rida Many months ago, I registered for a conference led by Rachel Held Evans and Sarah Bessey at a beautiful conference center in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My wonderful congregation affords me a week for continuing education each year, and I knewContinue reading “Evolving Responsibility”