Monthly Archives: January 2013

How do we get off our buts?

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Not all that long ago, I was sitting in a congregational staff meeting, discussing some of the challenges of starting and sustaining ministries, when another staff member said, “Our problem is we’ve got big buts.” When everyone at the table … Continue reading

Crossing borders or bordering the cross

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I’m writing this in the San Juan airport, heading home after a week at the Bishops’ Academy. The focus of the academy was “Ministry at the Margins,” and we spent a good deal of time talking about ministry with people … Continue reading