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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Why Are So Many Blogs Bad?

How many times have you read or visited a blog only to not ever read it again?  I do it all the time.  It’s a painful confession to make especially for someone like me who is a blogger and wants other people to read my blog. But with so little time in the day and
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Platforms, Publishing and Blog Frustrations

No one gets publishing deals these days without a lot of sweat and tears and a huge platform. When you are a person who wants to publish a book one day the number one thing that potential editor will ask you is, “Could you describe your platform?” Having a platform is social capital. Who do
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Telling the Feed The Children Story

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One of the fun parts of my new volunteer job at Feed The Children is being a part of the writing team. Back in the fall after many months of dreaming and planning, Feed The Children launched it first ever blog. We felt it was a great way to not only keep donors and other
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Year in Review

January 2013 began with a bang. A quiet bang that is. I left my position of pastor at Washington Plaza Baptist Church in Reston in pursue more writing projects and support the work of Feed The Children. I blogged and sought to practice Sabbath keeping as I transitioned. Some days it went better than others.
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3 Reasons Why Social Media Improves Writing

Over the past couple of years and more specifically this calendar year, a lot of my energy has gone into assisting organizations and individuals (including me) with strengthening social media practices. Hoping to answer the question: “How do you build online community?” And then, actually doing it post by post, tweet by tweet, share by
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What Happened to Old School Blogging?

I’ve been in the blogging game since 2006 back before blogging was cool or everyone and their mother had one. My friend, Amy first told me about hers and I was inspired. (We were both kids back then! Pictured to the right). Like her, maybe I had things to say too? (If you’ve been keeping
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Why Still Preacher on the Plaza?

One question I’ve gotten recently is “Why haven’t you changed the name of your blog?” The official title of my blog is Preacher on the Plaza. I started this blog back in January 2009 (back when not everyone and their brother had a blog) when I became the pastor of Washington Plaza Baptist (WPBC) in
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Why Do I Write?

You haven’t seen me blog as much as I normally do lately other than posting sermons. Writing like a crazy woman some days, I’ve sought to give more attention to my book long project instead of other stuff. When I come out of my writing cave and seek to tell people what I’ve been up to,
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Write On!

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Recently I have found myself being asked more about writing. Such as: “How do I find time to do so much of it?”  “How do I decide what to write about?” “Why write a blog when you don’t know if anyone out there is really reading?” I giggle a little to think that someone would
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