PEACE BE WITH YOU, REST IN PEACE

 PEACE BE WITH YOU USING SCRIPTURE TO ADDRESS SPIRITUAL DISTRESS AT THE END OF LIFE For ten years, I have ministered in urban areas as a hospital chaplain (initially in Continue Reading

Faith Community Support of the Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative

Synopsis of the Project Saint Mark United Methodist Church and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia collaborated together with the new Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion pilot program to Continue Reading

Just As I Am: Believer’s Baptism and Intellectual Disability

Introduction I have a friend named Billy. Billy has been a part of my worshiping community at First Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia for about six years. He sits toward the Continue Reading

The Importance of Reflexivity in Cultivating Pastoral Preaching in Response to Communal Trauma

Laying down your life means making your own faith and doubt, hope and despair, joy and sadness, courage and fear available to others as ways of getting in touch with Continue Reading

Faith and Food Justice

Why the Peace Garden Project?   I was raised in the south in a pretty fundamentalist Baptist Church, and I have a Muslim sister. Though my beliefs are no longer Continue Reading

Mastering Calling Comprehension: Answer God’s Call with Clarity & Confidence

If you could ask God one question, what would it be? “A USA Today poll found that if people could ask God just one question, most would want to know: Continue Reading

Lord, Have Mercy: The Order of Confession and Forgiveness, Mystagogical Preaching, and the “Southern Way of Life”

Like most Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America, Beth-Eden Lutheran Church begins every worship service with The Order of Confession and Forgiveness:[1] As worship begins, water is poured into a baptismal Continue Reading