I hope you’re encouraging your church to get out and vote! Elections matter, and this one matters a lot. No matter which way the election goes, it’s nearly certain that the days following the election will be difficult. Join me for an important webinar on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30pm ET in which I’ll speak with Rev. Rob Schenck of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute. We’ll discuss lessons from history that might prepare us to be stronger pastoral leaders during a treacherous time.
Rev. Kerra English is a half-time pastor near Richmond, Virginia, and works hard to keep a personal connection to her congregation. Sure, it’s easy to see how many people are watching your online services, but who are they, exactly?
Today’s morning news delivered a story about athletes and the stresses of the pandemic. Without races to run and games to play, how do we set goals and stay fit? The same is true with the spiritual life. As Advent and Christmas approach, how will this be a season that build communities, connects people, and…
You might have missed our inaugural episode, so I’m reposting today. I interview Tom Cox, interim pastor of Hot Metal Bridge, a faith community in downtown Pittsburgh. Tom describes this amazing ministry and its move toward holding worship services via Zoom. Creativity and flexibility are the keys.
Rev. Rock Fremont is the pastor of Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church near Phoenix, Arizona. His church is full of “snowbirds,” residents who spend winters in Phoenix and summers elsewhere. Not surprisingly, online worship has allowed his members to stay connected throughout the year, and has had some added benefits as well.
One of the gifts of the last few months is a virtual “happy hour” with clergy friends who live a couple of states away. Normally I see them once a year. Now, thanks to Zoom, we spend time with each other every Monday afternoon. I treasure this every single week.
Now that we’re well into 2021, we’ve discovered that all the problems of 2020 didn’t just magically go away, alas. We can expect 2021 to maintain continuity with 2020, and in fact, carry forward the trends that have led us to where we are today. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Faith,…