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Welcome to Three Minute Ministry Mentor

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Three Minute Ministry Mentor (3MMM) offers you resources for learning and deepening your practice of ministry. Our weekly episodes will both inform and inspire your learning in practice. We want you to take the time to notice, appreciate and wonder how you are learning, growing and changing in practice so that you can respond to a broken and beautiful world with the love and justice it needs. We invite you to be on this journey of embodying pastoral imagination in your ministry and work in the world. 

Season Three of 3MMM is bringing you newly captioned videos, author interviews, featured ministers, and lots more! Delivered weekly.

3MMM | Episode 93: Launch of Season Three

Learning in Practice  Just when we thought the world could not get any stranger… it did. Last week we witnessed a number of unprecedented events.** On Wednesday, January 6, Epiphany, the state of Georgia elected its first African American senator,…

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3MMM | Closing 2020 Strong and Starting 2021 Ready

The end of 2020 and start of 2021 are full of news for Three Minute Ministry Mentor, Pastoral Imagination, and you! We could not be happier to share it all! Most popular article of 2020 at The Christian Century Let’s…

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3MMM | Season Two in Review 2020

Learning in practice We started this year with grand plans of sharing interviews with professors, pastors, activists and mentors in ministry. Then by March the whole world was upside down. We pivoted many times as the year unfolded. And we…

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3MMM | Advent & Christmas 2020

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…

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3MMM | Episode 91: From Allies to Co-Conspirators

On Friday, we shared a “Love Letter to the Black Church” from Rev. Alisha Smith Haddock. This week we have another love letter. This one is addressed to white Christians and churches from Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings. We have been…

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3MMM | Episode 90: Prophetic Hope

Advent is here. And how much do we need it right now? So much. Often in the first week of Advent we focus on prophecy and the gift and promise of hope. This year prophecy, gift and hope may sound…

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Testing Center and guest Dr. Judy Cummings

3MMM | Episode 89: Organize, Lament, Rest

This year. This year has been exhausting, dripping in grief and loss. No way around it. And yet. The exhaustion, grief, and loss are not the whole story. There are small miracles and moments that inspire gratitude. One thing I…

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3MMM | Episode 88: Shepherding Justice

Nashvillians know Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings as a social justice advocate, pastor, and community organizer. Yet she understands herself to be a shepherd at heart. Dr. Cummings, pastor of New Covenant Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, is a recognized leader,…

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3MMM | Trauma Healing and Recovery

Trauma inflicts its wounds in a moment, yet recovery may take a lifetime. With proper attention and care, however, healing is possible.  +++++++ Earlier this week, I wrote about Trauma Informed Leadership. And I  shared information that all spiritual, health…

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3MMM | Trauma Informed Leadership

What is trauma informed leadership? Why does it matter? If you are engaging in the practice of ministry, I hope you will read on. This fall I am teaching a course in “Trauma Informed Pastoral and Spiritual Care” for Union…

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