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I've had a lot of church camp pictures pop up this week in my Facebook memories feed. I counted and between being a camper, counselor, director, and keynoter I have spent 52 weeks at church camp. That's right, an entire year of my life at church camp. A pretty good way to spend a year…

Be Kind. Rewind

A few weeks ago we were doing some Spring(ish) cleaning. In one of the boxes that we have moved several times but have yet to successfully open, I found a VCR tape from Blockbuster Video. Back in the day, this was how we watched movies at home. This is how it worked- you would go…

The Promise Remains- Thoughts on the United Methodist Church General Conference

I've watched the United Methodist General Conference with great interest. My parents are United Methodists. I received one of the best theological educations one can get through a United Methodist Seminary (I know just enough Wesley to get in trouble). Some of the best practices in preaching, church leadership, justice, and pastoral care that I…

Build Lives, Not Walls

It is early in the morning, the sun rising over the neighborhoods of Tecate, Mexico. Tecate sits about 25 miles due east of Tijuana, and straddles the border between Mexico and the United States.From certain places in town you can see both sides of the border. I'm s driving a van full of kids, eager…

The Church’s Game 7 Moment

There has been a great article going around the web that originated with the Humans of New York site, written by a women in New York studying to be a rabbi. She makes the correlation between being in the crowd at an important baseball game and feeling the emotion and contentedness that comes when people…