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Dear Beloved Ordaining Congregations (and All Sentient Beings Present) at my Ordination Yesterday:

I am flush with gratitude. Each time I turned my face towards you, I beheld so so so many of you out there.  At first it felt like I was stealing glances at you.  I felt brazen.  Then I felt … Continue reading

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Rituals of This Day: Dissolving the Co-Ministry

This ritual was developed to mark the end of a two-year co-ministry which took place at a historically Congregational, UCC-affiliated church that hired two Unitarian Universalist ministers, one ordained and one in Candidate status.  It was designed to honor the … Continue reading

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Spiritually-Sound Impulses: Pulpit Exchanges & Congregational Polity

Yes, this one might be a little boring.  Yes, the topic is not particularly sexy.  You could still read it though… As part of my ministerial formation, I have thrown myself at far too many opportunities to preach from a … Continue reading

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