Answers to questions you never asked

Then again, doesn't that pretty well describe a majority of blogging?? Probably in much the same way as, say, September 22nd is, apparently, National Hobbit Day, and March is, among other things, National Frozen Food Month...October is Clergy Appreciation Month. However, this year the church I serve decided to expand that idea and so declared …

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Do I look suspicious?

That's what I asked the children gathered at the chancel area for our weekly conversation, after I removed my robe and stole and put on my hoodie. Do I look suspicious? Do I look dangerous or threatening? Or do I just look like Pastor Dave with a hoodie on? They all thought I just looked …

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My church makes the news

Ok, so it was for TribLocal and we wrote the story ourselves. But it was the featured story for a while! That counts for something, right? Anyway, it looks a little something like this: Did you know there are as many as 27 million slaves in the world right now?   Woodridge United Methodist Church …

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“Rise up, early” to #endslavery

I'm in the midst of planning a screening of the documentary, Call + Response, at my church. National Human Trafficking Prevention Month will be over by the time we show the film on February 15. But, at risk of being cliché, any time is a good time to fight slavery. While exact figures are exceedingly …

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#NHTAD in the midst of #NHTPM

There are as many as 27-30 million slaves in the world today. Yes, today. Today, January 11, 2012, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. But just one day is truly not enough. And, honestly, "merely" raising awareness is just not enough. Fortunately, this year President Obama declared all of January as National Human Trafficking Prevention …

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In support of workers’ rights

Pretty much every week, I write a...something...for my church's weekly eNewsletter. Way back when, it was my take on a pastoral letter. Then some time along the way, I started thinking of it more like a newspaper's opinion column. Now I suppose I think of it as a blog post. ('Cause I'm all super fly …

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