Faith at Home, Part 2: The B-I-B-L-E!

In this Faith at Home series, I will be sharing some of the ways Jonathan and I have intentionally parented our kids (currently ages 7, 9, and 11) in a way that centers our Christian faith and faith-based values. My philosophy of pastoring and parenting is “That church would be an integral part of the... Continue Reading →

Joanna’s Story

It’s early in the morning. Still dark.  The alarm goes off - she tiptoes around the house, gathering her things, so as to not wake the men and children.  She pours a cup of coffee, leans against the counter, and closes her eyes, one last time as she prepares herself to face the day.  ... Continue Reading →

Coming Out on Bi Visibility Day

I am a Christian, a pastor, happily married to a man, a mother of three... and bisexual. None of those things are changing.  If you don’t read the rest of this (it is rather long), that is what matters.  Maybe you've known this about my identity as long as you've known me. Maybe it's the... Continue Reading →

Beth Moore & Benevolent Sexism

I’ve never been a huge fan of Beth Moore. The reasons for this shifted as my faith and theology did, but I’ve always found a reason to be skeptical of her.  Most recently, she had fallen off my radar, as my list of followed theologians grew beyond common evangelical household names. Until today, when Beth... Continue Reading →

Choose This Day (a goodbye)

Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 Have you ever been on the precipice, not knowing exactly what was going to happen next? That's where Joshua and the Israelites found themselves. They had been through a lot together. This isn’t one of the stories we covered in our VBS for the Rest of Us series, but it very well... Continue Reading →

The Monster

I first imagined myself as a preacher when I was a little girl of four. I listened to a missionary share his exciting stories of preaching overseas and knew that was what I wanted to do, too. As I got older, I never considered any life path that wasn’t ministry. I would dream about what... Continue Reading →

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