As we wind down Season two of three minute ministry mentor, a little Advent and Christmas reflection seems in order. Next Monday we will look back over 2020, so this week I’ll keep it brief and offer some reflections about…Read More
Teaching. What is important to you about teaching? How has your teaching practice changed over time? How has your pedagogy (designs and plans for teaching) changed in this pandemic season? This week’s episode of 3MMM is especially for everyone who…Read More
Back to school. Back to seminary. Back to something new! As I greeted students at Union Seminary’s orientation last week, I told them “I am just as new as you are! We will be learning together.” And I feel it.…Read More
I remember early in the planning stages of the Learning Pastoral Imagination (LPI) Project that Chris Scharen and I had several thoughtful conversations about whether or not self-reflection was essential for a robust pastoral imagination. My training in pastoral theology,…Read More
Today at a shared meeting between the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and Baptist History & Heritage Society meeting in Waco, Texas, we will honor Carolyn Blevins with a festschrift, which is an academic book that honors the writing and contributions of a scholar…Read More
Learning to Cook: Last night I attended a cooking class at the Chef’s Gallery in Stillwater, Minnesota. And as classes go it was fun, entertaining, informative and useful.Read More
Embodied Practice: Three Crashes from the Past Week
I stood looking at my things for the Prayer and Pastoral Care class: papers, books, chime. I was missing my water and one book. My watch said I had about three minutes before it was time to start the class. Just enough time to run up to my office and back down to the classroom. I turned quickly to my left and headed for the door. Half way there: Crash.