Some thoughts on church,
and postmodernism,
and how it is that we find integrity and wholeness
in our varied forms of worship
and understandings of God.

An Entry Point

I've organized this blog chronologically from its inception, which is backwards from how most blogs are organized. Basically that means that the dates you see for each post to the right are imaginary. Don't worry about it. They show up in the right order...think of the "older posts" link as a "next" button.

And a BIG THANKS! to those who were willing to be interviewed, and who offered suggestions. You're really good sports, and I'm glad to know you (even though I've only ever really met Jay Voorhees, and I'm not sure that we did more than show up at the same seminar once).


Bending space online

We have just started a LOGOS program at our church for children and youth. The program itself is exceptional; it emphasizes building both faith and relationships to help kids feel connected to the church. But here's the really great part. Our Children's Ministry Director just came in to say what a wonderful experience she's been having getting advice and ideas online through a LOGOS online community. Not only does she receive suggestions and support in answer to her questions, but one person (not a staff member of LOGOS or any church, but a volunteer) even snail-mailed her a huge packet of resources from her program at her local church...with a photo of her grandchild and a personal note. Not only is the online community creating "public" relationship space, but that space is extending to the social and personal realm. What a great way to do church!

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I am a United Methodist (UM) pastor, married to a UM pastor, which makes life entertaining from time to time. I am a newly minted D. Min--yes, that's Rev. Dr. Anne, to you. I am a learner and teller of stories, looking at how we share faith and relationships. Any views I express here are not necessarily United Methodist views: they are mine.