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 […]

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 […]

Catching Hearts

“Lift up your hearts” “We lift them up to the Lord” “Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.” “It is right to give thanks and praise.” In many worship traditions these words are spoken every Sunday.These are the words which have begun congregational prayer for nearly two thousand years.These are old words.These are […]