Tag Archives: ecumenism

Holy conspiracy

Have you ever felt that the Holy Spirit conspired against you, or turned all your expectations on their heads? One of those moments set me on the course of mission service in South America eleven years ago. Much more recently, … Continue reading

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CLAI Catch Up

It’s been a whirlwind, these months back in the States spreading information and enthusiasm about God’s mission in the Andes. Today I’m at the summer conference of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii’s Presbyterian Women, stealing a moment to … Continue reading

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Hello from Havana!

The past two months have been filled with visits to churches in Illinois, Utah, and California (Texas is up next!). This week I’m in Havana, Cuba, for the General Assembly of the Latin American Council of Churches. You’ve heard from … Continue reading

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I’m on vacation this week, visiting Cuzco, Perú, with my friends Tina and Ben. Each afternoon so far has brought unexpected joys, and I give thanks for these glimpses of grace. Once I get back home I hope to have … Continue reading

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Better together: Ecumenism & Networks

The Red UMAVIDA is an ecumenical network, comprised of three Bolivian denominations (Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) and six community organizations from around the country. At the annual assembly earlier this year I was invited to share some thoughts about … Continue reading

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Apartadó activities

It’s been a while, so as I enjoy airport wi-fi I thought I’d share a few glimpses of what I’ve been up to this past week in Apartadó at the synod assembly of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia. Hasta pronto!

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Called and sent

“We shouldn’t be stepping on each other’s skirts.” “We need to help and encourage one another in using our God-given gifts.” These statements sparked lively conversation at an ecumenical panel on “Rethinking our [women’s] participation in the church.” Women’s leadership … Continue reading

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