404-513-6022
Fighting Myself for Maternity Leave by Carol McEntyre

Fighting Myself for Maternity Leave by Carol McEntyre

In just a few days, my husband and I will be traveling to China to adopt our little girl; finally turning the page on a chapter in our life that has been nine years in the making. She is fourteen months old, and as her caretaker describes, “she is tiny, but fierce.”...
Something Old, Something New: The Story

Something Old, Something New: The Story

Lent leads us into both reflection and expectation. Even as we honor our histories and our ancestries, with all their gifts and their griefs, we anticipate the ways that resurrection can recreate them–and us. The God who inspired “something old” is...
A Day in the Life of a Chaplain by Stacy Sergent

A Day in the Life of a Chaplain by Stacy Sergent

1:00 p.m.: My 12-hour shift begins. I meet with a potential kidney donor. A few of our chaplains, including me, are trained as Living Donor Advocates. I discuss the risks of donation and ask if they feel pressure from anyone to donate, then give them a chance to raise...
Epiphany 5: Look Closely

Epiphany 5: Look Closely

Monday, Feb. 1, 2015 Transfiguration (2/7/15) Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Cor. 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) All of us are looking… at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory...
Dear Addie: I Really Need a Day OFF

Dear Addie: I Really Need a Day OFF

Dear Addie,   I am several months into a new ministry position and am enjoying the experience very much. But today, on my day off, I am wondering what the “proper” protocol is for ministers on their days off. Am I supposed to answer emails today? Take...
One Calling in Two Locations by Starlette McNeill

One Calling in Two Locations by Starlette McNeill

“So, you’re going to do both?” Unfortunately, this response was the one I heard from most people when they learned of my accepting the call to serve as the minister to empower congregations at the D.C. Baptist Convention while also serving part-time as the associate...
Epiphany 4: So Much for the Good News

Epiphany 4: So Much for the Good News

Epiphany 4 (1/31/15) Jer. 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Cor. 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30 I assure you that no prophet is welcome in the prophet’s hometown. (Luke 4:24, CEB) Jesus spoke aloud the prophecies of Isaiah to the gathered congregation, and at his words the...