One of the reasons I am excited about my job as leadership development minister for social justice and mission, is that speaking up and out is a vocation of mine. It is a calling. I know it is because, even when I want to, I simply cannot keep my mouth shut. I remember a time… Continue reading Speak Up. Speak Out.
Last Tuesday, I visited a bible study at Plymouth First UMC in Plymouth, Iowa. It was dark by the time, I arrived, and I could barely see the little United Methodist Church sign with its arrow assuring me that, yes, my directions did say to take a right two blocks north of the stop sign.… Continue reading Of Love Feasts and Resurrection
My first week in the office, and I received this encouraging note from a retired Iowa UM pastor.