Being Fully Present

I follow the way of Jesus.  This means seeing the world and my interactions with all within it differently.  As I continue on the journey of faith I find it easier to approach life from this vantage yet more challenging to respond appropriately to the many situations that are a part of daily living.  In many ways the more I learn and the more I experience, the more I recognize my own shortcomings. So What? There are many ways to live the way of Jesus in the mundane and everyday activities Read More …

Bread for the Journey

I have been privileged to be a part of Christian communities that celebrate Communion differently.  Among these differences: Name: Holy Communion, Lord's Supper, or Eucharist Frequency: weekly, monthly, or periodically Who Presides: only ordained clergy or only lay leaders or both groups are welcome in this role Presence: a complex continuum of understanding how Jesus is present Elements: (1) bread - a single shared loaf or multiple loaves - single option for all or for most with Read More …

Review of Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood

Alan J. Roxburgh.  Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood.  Baker Books, 2011. ISBN: 780801072314. Meet the Author Alan J. Roxburgh is the President of the Missional Network (formerly Roxburgh Missional Network), which is "committed to resourcing missional leaders with the best training, consulting and hands-on resources for innovating missional life in local congregations and communities of faith."  Previously he served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years.  Roxburgh is a Read More …