One of the neat things about my life is that I am relatively free to attend worship whenever and wherever I want. I am constantly curious about how other groups of people worship. I am always on the lookout for something new, different, deep, beautiful, exciting, liberating, inclusive, expansive, and transformative. Specifically, I want to know… Continue reading Who Are You, Really?
Mason City, IA hosted this year's Pyrotechnics Guild International convention. Our house is about 2 miles from the North Iowa Events Center and this week has been one long percussive symphony of pops, cracks, and sizzles as the various fireworks demonstrations have lit up the night sky. This has also been one long week of… Continue reading Drop the Script
Guest Post from Katey Zeh, Director of Healthy Families, Healthy Planet Initiative of the United Methodist Church: When I began writing this piece, I was stopped abruptly by the amazingly weird sensation of the right side of my belly leaping upward. I’m currently thirty weeks pregnant with our first child, a daughter. For years I’ve… Continue reading The Sacred Worth of Women and Girls
On a recent trip across the Northwest portion of Iowa, Pastor David Hobbs, Nathaniel Mason and I visited a number of United Methodist Churches. We simply stopped in for a quick word (or two hour conversation, here and there), and to get a sense for the churches and the communities they serve. I was impressed… Continue reading To Be Disciples