Actually listening to “Religious Nones”

I really, truly heard it for the first time: "I'm not missing something," she said. "I don't want you to see me as lacking. I'm perfectly fine without religion." For some reason, I finally heard this loud and clear at a panel discussion last Friday night at the New England Synod of the ELCA (video…Read more Actually listening to “Religious Nones”

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Quick and Dirty: Ash Wednesday

This morning before work, I joined our pastor and another parishioner from Hope Central Church to offer the imposition of ashes at our local subway station. It is an awkward thing to stand on a street corner in Boston. I blessed two bicycles and a sick dog. Don asked for prayers for his sobriety as…Read more Quick and Dirty: Ash Wednesday

The Greatest First Baptist Church of Worcester Ever

Sunday September 22, 2012  First Baptist Church of Worcester Mark 9:30-37 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three…Read more The Greatest First Baptist Church of Worcester Ever

Why doesn’t Church ask us to Check In?

My favorite neighborhood restaurant is Vee Vee. They serve locally-sourced food in a cosy space. They deliver by bicycle. Inside, they've added a new sign:. And so I did,  posting a photo of my tasty meal. I visit a lot of churches, more churches than restaurants. I've yet to see a sign like this in a church.…Read more Why doesn’t Church ask us to Check In?

How to be a Bike Evangelist

In honor of Bike to Work Week and the Blessing of the Bicycles, I offer you my counsel on how to encourage others to use bikes for everyday transportation. This is for bike folks who are religious in their devotion to bicycles. As a pastor and a commuting convert, I can attest to the life…Read more How to be a Bike Evangelist

Workshop Leader- Alexey Petrides

In advance of the Massachusetts Council of Churches Annual Meeting on Saturday April 28 at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church we’re highlighting the amazing folks who will lead us. You can register  for “Christian Unity in the Digital Age” here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2934937477 Our final profile is of Alexey Petrides, the webmaster of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston and a seminarian…Read more Workshop Leader- Alexey Petrides

Panelist & Workshop Leader: Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein

In advance of the Massachusetts Council of Churches Annual Meeting on Saturday April 28 at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church we’re highlighting our fabulous panelists and workshop leaders. You can register “Christian Unity in the Digital Age” here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2934937477 Today, we’re featuring the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, otherwise known as PeaceBang. Victoria will be on our panel with Domenico Bettinelli, Jr.,Creative Director…Read more Panelist & Workshop Leader: Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein