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I’m in print again this year!  The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus launched in 2016, published by Collegiate Ministries of the United Methodist Church.  Several of my sermons (and one prayer) have been included in the first two issues, Fall/Winter 2016 and Spring/Summer 2017.  Learn more about the publication here or get your copy from Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

#WomaninthePulpit

I’m thrilled to be one of the contributors to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments & the Healing Power of Humor (SkyLight Paths Publishing), published in April 2015.  (Also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.)

It is a joy to be included in this collection of stories and prayers written by more than 50 of my colleagues who are members of RevGalBlogPals and who represent 14 denominations, 5 countries, and more than a dozen seminaries.

“In ministry, we constantly balance the sacred and the ordinary, juggling the two as expertly as we manage a chalice and a [baby] bottle. Even as we do things as simple as light the candles, set the table, break the bread and pour the wine, we invite people into a holy moment…. The women [in this book] not only have a wellspring of deep wisdom, but they also have the ability to dish out their knowledge with side-aching humor…. I am thrilled that their great wisdom and intelligence will be bound into the pages that I can turn to, lend and appreciate for years to come.”                                                                                   —from the Foreword by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

Intended for laypeople, women hearing a call to ministry and clergy of all denominations, these stories and prayers will resonate with, challenge, encourage and amuse anyone who has a passion for their work and faith. A group reading guide will be available on the SkyLight Paths Publishing website – consider choosing it for your book group!

 

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I invite you to visit some other sites where my writing has been featured.

Thanks for taking a look!

 

These pieces were originally published in catapult magazine.  

Yielding, 4/8/11

No Apologies, 7/22/11

Nothing to See Here, 3/2/12

Patience and Profit, 5/24/13

Hidden: Autism and Life around the Edges, 6/7/13

Vegetarian Discipleship, 6/21/13

Time is on My Side, 9/20/13

Take Thou Authority, 10/4/13

Comfort Films: Ten Movies Worth a Second Look, 1/10/14

How to Quit Like a Scout, 1/24/14

Ode to Aspens, 6/13/14

 

The Christian Century’s CCblogs Network has featured several of my posts

Adding the Flip Turn, 7/28/16

Fallow, 5/26/16

Lax Lent, 2/12/16

Beginnings. Advent., 11/23/15

Drowned by God, 7/13/15

Straight and flat, the boring parts, 6/30/15

Permission not to take notes, 1/8/15

What an old monk can teach, 12/19/14

So, a United Methodist and Jew go to Appalachia…, 9/19/14

Who wants to pray?, 9/3/14

Embracing Scarcity, 7/29/14 (Originally posted as “Holy Scarcity, Batman”)

 

Communitas (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary) published two short-shorts in the 2015 summer issue.  “Love Your Neighbor” and “Pull” (published as “Love Hurts”) can be read online here.

 

Ministry Matters has published several pieces of mine.

Prayer, Pizza, and Blazing Signs of Hope, 11/11/16

Campus Ministry is a Different Matter, 2/26/15

7 Things to Remember When Hosting a Guest Preacher, 11/13/14.

Break Free, 5/12/13

 

I have been a regular contributor to the National Campus Ministry Association Blog.

Dust and Clay, 2/23/12

Habits, 4/11/12

Blessing, 5/17/12

Get Out of Town, 7/24/12

It Comes to Football, 10/10/12

Defining Your 20s, 4/11/13

Begin Again, 8/22/13

Trying to Tell You Something about My Life, 12/26/13

7 Ways to Improve Your Ministry and Your Relationship with Time, 2/13/14

Another Aspect of Real Ministry, 2/27/15

Expectations Met, 10/14/15

 

ThinkChristian republished “No Apologies” in slightly different form here.

Playing Without Apology, 8/9/11

 

Topology Magazine 

No Apologies, 1/12/17

The Seashore, 4/13/16

Hidden: Autism and Life Around the Edges, 10/29/15

 

You can listen here to a commentary I wrote, which aired 10/23/13 on WVTF public radio in Virginia.

 

April Yamasaki | Writing and Other Acts of Faith published this piece as part of the Sacred Pauses series (7/8/13).