Do You Need a Tech Sabbath?

Let’s face it. I, like so many of you, am addicted to the Internet. The first thing I do in the morning is check not only my email but my twitter feed, Facebook and Instagram. I also check Whats App and Viber– to see who has communicated with me in a different time zone over
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Pentecost Possibilities- Susan Smartt Cook

Today our Pentecostal series continues with a guest post from Susan Smartt Cook. You may remember her wonderful prose from our Advent series last winter. Susan is a midwife, a wife, the mother to two fabulous dogs and a friend to many in Edmond, OK.   She blogs about the question, “What does living in the Spirit
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An Interfaith Conversion

We live in a growing interfaith world. We simply do not marry or interact or learn from people who come from the same exact faith background as us. Rarely do any us stay “one thing” our whole life without influence from another tradition. And, because of social media, have so many opportunities to know who
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Pentecost Possibilities- Amy Hanson

Today, I’m glad to share the words of a fellow member of the RevGalBlog, Amy Hanson a ELCA (Lutheran) seminarian. She allowed me to repost this part of her Pentecost sermon from 2013 posted originally on her blog, Diary of a Contemplative. Amy suggests that when the Spirit comes it is not as much about
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Pentecost Possibilities- Abby Thornton Hailey

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Today our Pentecostal series continues with a guest post from Rev.Abby Thornton Hailey. Abby is a fabulous pastor that I’m so glad the Broadneck Baptist Church in Annapolis, MD gets to hear sermons from every week! In this post, Abby writes about her own experience of coming to love the season of Pentecost. Take a
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Jesus Doesn’t Celebrate the 4th of July

On this 4th of July weekend, I exhort you, American preachers, do not take Uncle Sam into the pulpit. Carefully consider how you plan worship for this Sunday. A good place to start would be: do not sing “America the Beautiful” or “My Country Tis of Thee” Do not put more flags around the pulpit
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What Kind Are You? A Tale of Ecumenism

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Two weeks ago, I assisted a youth group for the week packing food boxes at Feed the Children’s volunteer headquarter in Oklahoma City. During the early morning introductions, I told them that I was an ordained pastor. I told them that my husband worked at Feed the Children. I told them that I’d been volunteering with
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Pentecost Possibilities

My favorite Sunday of the year is hands down: Pentecost. I loved having a chance to preach it this year at this church. Who doesn’t love an excuse to wear red, adorn the church with colorful banners and have a birthday cake at coffee hour after worship?  And personally, I love having an excuse to
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