All posts tagged: ministry

How My Atheist Boyfriend Helps Me Remember My Sense of God’s Calling

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Actively Advocating / Answering the Call / Cupid's Aim / Ministerial Madness

Let me just preface this by saying: it’s not because I constantly feel the need to convert him. In fact, I never feel that need. No, The Dude, who is an affirmed atheist (or, as he’d probably prefer, humanist–it’s more pro-humans than anti-divinity) frequently reminds me of my first and strongest sense of a call to ministry in his continued incredulity of my profession. At first, there was mutual bemusement by both of us with […]

Liturgical Words: Genesis 1:1-2:3

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(the) Word / Let Us Pray / Preaching the Whole Bible / Spirit Talk

Here’s one of the challenges of preaching off-lectionary: I can’t hit up my go-to sites for liturgy pieces. I’m being forced to exercise my worship writing muscles, which are admittedly a little weak. However, since I have benefited so much from the creativity of others in my worship prep, I figure I’d better pay it forward, so whenever I craft a piece of liturgy, it will get posted here. Please feel free to use it […]