Tag Archives: UMC

Hearing the Needs of the Community

To tell the truth, we didn’t think it went all that well. Almost five years ago, four pastors from four different denominations came together to write a proposal for a grant from the Calvin Institute for Worship Renewal. The granting … Continue reading

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From Bible Drill to Interdenominational Seminary

A Personal Faith Journey My favorite book as a child was called “I Like Sunday School.” It followed a little white girl who looked forward to learning about Jesus each week at church, just like me. I spent much of … Continue reading

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Serving Ecumenically is My Profound Joy!

When our family arrived in Denver, CO, in March of 2003, the snow from one of Colorado’s largest storms was still melting. Our daughters Danielle and Daryn were 9 and 6 years old, respectively, and neither had ever seen snow. … Continue reading

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Why Urban Ministry Stinks: A Love/Hate Relationship

The work of urban ministry is a love/hate relationship for me. You have to hate it enough to love it so that your heart breaks for it. I’ve seen urban ministry glamorized a lot recently; it appears to be the … Continue reading

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