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Monthly Archive: December 2017


Is the Church “Doing” Christmas Wrong?

  I sat in a room full of pastors recently, listening to many of them describe the “let-down” that many of them … and us … feel, after the Christmas season is over. I have often wondered why that happens. To be sure, there are some very good reasons. For children, all the anticipation over […]


DeConstruction Zone

In early August, I had the privilege of attending the Rostered Leaders Gathering of the ELCA in Atlanta, Georgia. For me, the most gripping workshop was presented by the Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla , who serves as executive director of the Global Mission unit of the ELCA . His talk was titled “Deconstructing the Narrative […]