Listening

Today I went to an event about “Design Thinking” and it’s application to ministry with college students. ( You can find out some information about design thinking, here , and the speaker, here). Different people have a different number of steps but simply put design thinking involves: Understanding the problem, empathize Define the problem Generate ideas, […]

Evening Prayer

One of my personal practices is to pray the Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Worship. Here is part of the Friday Night Prayer Be present, merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world […]

Inauguration Prayer

Inaugurations are regular and important events in our national life. They mark the uniquely American method of the transfer of presidential power. Every four years since 1789 there has been a presidential inauguration. Some have been somber occasions, some have been joyful. But they are all significant. Each inauguration is typically the result of an […]

Pray to Jesus. Yes, but?

Someone I know posted some sad, dark words on Facebook. Someone else I know responded by telling them to “Pray, Jesus can save you.” That is a true statement. Prayer is important and Jesus does save. However, as someone who has called out to Jesus plenty of times in my life, I wonder when, exactly, is […]