Resurrection Sprouts

In case you think Easter is in the rearview mirror, I want to tell you about some resurrection stories that continue to stir up hope and faith. An ICU nurse told me our phone call needed to be cut short because the staff was about to do a“parade.” One of their COVID-19 patients was recovering, […]

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A Ministry of Prescience

My mind has been whirling with phrases, and the whirling has not been such a good thing. Phrases like, “abandonment of post,” and “ministry of presence.” Of course, lots of other phrases are now mantras for everyone: “an abundance of caution,” and “shelter in place.”  For chaplains and pastors, pastoral care has meant, at its […]

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Lent 4, 2018

“(J)ust as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up . . .” John 3:14   Moses lifted up the serpent so Israel could look at what was destroying them, stare it down in faith, and be saved.   The Son of Man . . . […]

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Lent 2, 2018

God said, “I love you so much, and I am so proud of what you’re becoming. It’s going to change you, make you more than you ever thought possible.” And we laughed. “We will grow in our relationship together, and a sign of that will be a piece of skin you cut off for me.” […]

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What I Do

I am a Specialized Minister in the RCA. That means I was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, but that I work in a specific type of ministry, not necessarily in a church context. My ministry could be called Biblical Hospitality. It could be called Spiritual Direction. It could be called Christian Coaching. […]

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