Refreshment and Inspiration at UNCO

UNCO---an "unconference" for church leaders, pastors, families, and seminarians---has been on my wish list of events to attend for several years.

Not So Sweet 16 for the PC(USA)

In addition to the new Pew report on US religious trends, this week we also received the 2014 statistics report from the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Surprised By Hospitality

During my lunch break I needed to mail a package. As I walked toward the local post office, I felt a sense of dread welling up inside of me. I've

Network Church

For the past few years I have been cultivating an approach to ministry I call "Network Church." Elements of this approach have certainly been in

An Invitation to the Table

I preached this Maundy Thursday sermon at the noontime worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church today. The scripture readings were Luke 22:14-19

Telling the Story

Thanks to Adam Walker Cleaveland and Jan Edmiston, I had my world rocked last night by civil rights hero Congressman John Lewis and one of his aides,