Good News: We can be extravagant in our worship

miracles: 2 Minutes of Good News

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus says, ‘the poor will always be with you.’ This doesn’t sound like good news! But I think what he’s really saying – he’s speaking to his disciples about a woman using costly perfume to anoint him – is that it’s ok to be extravagant in our worship. Because it’s Jesus…

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Why ‘Father’ Cathie?

Why 'Father' Cathie

Lots of people laugh when I say I am ‘Father Cathie’, or I get very quizzical looks. Occasionally, even hostility!

Lots of people don’t know what to call a female priest, minister, or pastor. Since I am an Episcopal priest, I use a clergy title – for me, it is ‘Father’.

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What LinkedIn Thinks I’m Worth

What Linkedin thinks I'm worth

Like so many, they are programmed to believe that what clergy do is serve in congregations, mostly for low pay, and that we don’t mind ‘volunteering’ for things because we are not in it for the money.

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5 Church Words I’m No Longer Using

5 church words I'm no longer using

Stewardship. Outreach. Committee. Volunteer. Livestream. As the year draws to a close, I’m making resolutions for my ministry. One of them is to stop using words that lock me into a way of thinking that is no longer working as it once did. Letting go of these common words and thinking more about the future…

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