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A Song for My Ordination.

A Song for My Ordination.

Someone wrote me a song as a gift for my ordination. Two songs. Best. Gift. Ever. You can hear the songs and the sermon / call story that inspired them via the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church podcast ministry. On Sunday morning at Hennepin Avenue, in anticipation of being ordained a full elder in the … Continue reading

The Scrawl has migrated to The Life Mosaic.

The Scrawl has migrated to The Life Mosaic.

I’ve migrated my blog posts and twitter feed for my 2006-2011 side project, The Scrawl / Scrawlers, to here at The Life Mosaic. When I started grad school for my MFA, I partnered up with Barry Hess to create Scrawlers, a website where people could post 100-word short stories and workshop them with fellow writers. We … Continue reading

Holy Land 2015 | There and Back Again!

Holy Land 2015 | There and Back Again!

Dear reader, I am home and safe and sound. I have a handful of posts to finish up from my Holy Land journey and they’ll be posted over the next few days. In the meantime, I want to let you know I’m here in Minneapolis with a mixture of physical and emotional feelings. Also, don’t … Continue reading

Hypothetical Fatherhood has migrated to The Life Mosaic.

Hypothetical Fatherhood has migrated to The Life Mosaic.

I’ve migrated my blog posts and twitter feed for my 2011 side project, Hypothetical Fatherhood, to here at The Life Mosaic. In the months leading up to becoming a father in 2011, I created Hypothetical Fatherhood to explore and share some of the creative-yet-inappropriate ideas running through my head as I prepared for this new role in … Continue reading

I am now a tweet twit.

I am now a tweet twit.

I’ve been live-tweeting this week at an event called the Festival of Homiletics, a week-long gathering of clergy and church leaders on the craft of preaching. The week has been wonderful and an excellent way to cap off Sunday’s graduation from Luther Seminary. I couldn’t be here without FoH’s generous offer of 50% off for … Continue reading

Pastor Nate’s First Appointment.

Pastor Nate’s First Appointment.

Here’s a follow-up post to the one I made two weeks ago about my current place in my ordination process. Since then, my bishop has intended me to be appointed at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church and I have affirmed this decision. I’ll start on June 29, the day after camp ends. The official wording … Continue reading

Pastor Nate

Pastor Nate

I’ve gone one gigantic step closer to being called “Pastor Nate.” On Wednesday I received a phone call letting me know that the Board of Ordained Ministry (BoOM) for the Minnesota Annual Conference (MAC) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to approve my request to become a Provisional Elder. It is an exhaustive … Continue reading