A few people loved it. However, not everyone liked it. I realized quickly that when talking about controversial topics, not everyone will hear a new opinion. Especially, if that new opinion challenges their ethos. The following week, the newspaper released two “letters to the editor” in response to my article. What fascinated me is that … Continue reading I wrote an article for my local paper.
It’s 11pm and I can’t sleep. My mind has been quite sour all day so I turned to scripture. Just yesterday I encouraged church people to read through Isaiah since we’ll be talking about it over the next three weeks. So here I am, lying in bed reading the opening chapters and this passage stood … Continue reading Isaiah 1:11-17- late night reading
I am a white, cisgender, female. Though I am a Baptist pastor, I have experienced minimal interruptions on my career path. I experience the benefits of white privilege daily. Do not misunderstand me, I have experienced true trauma in life, things that I turn to therapy and medication to handle, but my life is not … Continue reading Justice, Symbols, and Statues
Preface: This document was written fall of 2017. Much has changed in my life since then (read moving to a different state, starting a new church, divorce, remarriage, etc). While much of this still represents my perspective, things have changed. I look forward to writing another document like this or perhaps a post script to … Continue reading American Baptist Churches- Dakotas Ordination Paper