Category Archives: Ministry

Out of the Rubble

A pile of rubble sits in the backyard of Faith Fowler, director of Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. She lives in Corktown, the oldest neighborhood in the city. Without warning in January, the city bulldozed her hundred year old … Continue reading

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Hopeful About Detroit

In the early part of this week, a few of us are up in Detroit serving with Cass Community Social Services. This picture is in a warehouse where we helped sort and shred old documents today. It is one of … Continue reading

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Jesus, Winnie the Pooh, and Graham Crackers

I made three home visits this afternoon, with Jesus, Winnie the Pooh, and a box of graham crackers in the car next to me. The crackers were for lunch. By the end of visiting I felt strangely like Prince Myshkin … Continue reading

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My Purpose

I went to an oral surgery office today, where they have pictures of boats in the waiting room. They removed three of my wisdom teeth, the fourth having been taken out 30 years ago. My dentist urged me to do … Continue reading

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The Gathering Turns One

A year ago my wife started a monthly service at her church called The Gathering. It is a casual, contemporary time of worship, with a special emphasis on being LGBT friendly. Sunday night The Gathering celebrated its first anniversary. Daniel … Continue reading

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Time In the Shelter

Jesus loves you, but only in groups of 41 or less. The rest he will love later. This is the far wall at the homeless shelter our congregation is staffing this week. I am spending a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Soup & Song 2012

I accidentally took this picture yesterday while setting up tables for our Soup & Song event which was last night. I like the blurry look. The whole evening was a blur, a fun blur. We raised $800 for the Fishes … Continue reading

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