Minister’s Blog

Tulsa Time

Dear Church, This week Alice and I will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma taking a class titled, “Multi-Racial Congregations as Faith Formation.”  It promises to be well worthwhile. This trip means something else to me as well. From the start of 5th grade until the end of 10th, my family lived in Broken Arrow, a suburb … Continued

Sabbatical

If I don’t say it enough, let me say it again, I love St. John’s! I find this church to be creative and engaged; willing to try new things while respectful of a unique and beautiful history; kind even while challenging the inequities in which we are immersed. Like many ministers, I will be taking … Continued

Sabbatical

If I don’t say it enough, let me say it again, I love St. John’s! I find this church to be creative and engaged; willing to try new things while respectful of a unique and beautiful history; kind even while challenging the inequities in which we are immersed. Like many ministers, I will be taking … Continued

World events are rarely so clear…

World events are rarely so clear as they were this past weekend.  The violence and hatred expressed and experienced in Charlottesville reminds us that evil exists.  We must name evil, condemn it, and dedicate ourselves to the great source of goodness that will always triumph over it. As we watch the news or talk with … Continued