I awoke on January 6, Epiphany morning, excited and a bit nervous. It’s a big day and I’ve been waiting for it, preparing for it, and anticipating it for a while now. This is the week we launch a new year of Three Minute Ministry Mentor.
But back to waking first. I had terrible dreams over the weekend. If I were highly superstitious, I might worry about all that spectacle of death and violence in my dreams. But mostly I think I was a bit anxious. Even good anxiety can make you dream odd things!
I usually try to avoid social media before breakfast. But something sucked me in this morning. And the first thing I came to was a gem… a story I wrote about my daughter and another small bird ten years ago on Epiphany. I found myself crying at the sweetness of that season, and the beauty of the moment. And just a little at the passing of time.
So much has happened in 10 years. My daughter is the one flying – when she hits a volleyball. The music I’m hearing and choosing is for Year Two of 3MMM.
Want to take a listen? Here you go! Here is the opening episode of my interview with Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto, professor at Princeton Seminary.
In today’s episode, Eric Baretto talks with me about thinking theologically … about thinking in all kinds of ways, not just with our craniums.
Every week for 50 weeks last year we gave you a new component of what it means to learn the practice of ministry. We sparked imaginations with stories from real life and real ministry. We gave you resources every week and asked questions to provoke your reflections!
This year the practice of ministry is still front and center. And this year I am interviewing people who will help us expand our understanding and deepen the practice of ministry. Each month I will bring you four or five episodes – still just about three minutes each.
We will learn together, in conversation, and in community. Year two is all about building more relationships that will support you in your practice of ministry.
We will keep giving you a lot of amazing stuff. Sharing with delight and joy what we are creating with you for the sake of making ministry better. What are we asking in return? To know who you are! Tell us who you are and become part of this growing conversation about learning the practice of ministry.
If you are already getting my messages each week in your inbox, you are in. If you are visiting here but don’t get an email from me, we we want to connect with you! We want to know you! We are inviting you to learn with us about the practice!
I love to leave you with a question each week, so here you go:
How do you think about ministry with your body?