Amnesty for Adam: Pastoral Ministry in a Border Community

This is part three in a three-part series on border/immigration issues written for my summer internship work with Pasos De Fe.  For more information, please read the introduction. Previously:  Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) Previously: The Law and the … Continue reading

The Law and the Lions’ Den: Pastoral Ministry in a Border Community

This is part two in a three-part series on border/immigration issues written for my summer internship work with Pasos De Fe.  For more information, please read the introduction.  Previously:  Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) The Law and the Lions’ … Continue reading

Who Is My Neighbor: Pastoral Ministry in a Border Community

This is part one in a three-part series on border/immigration issues written for my summer internship work with Pasos De Fe.  For more information, please read the introduction. Who Is My Neighbor? There is little doubt in my mind that … Continue reading

Pastoral Ministry in a Border Community: A Series

Although I grew up in El Paso and Mexico was (quite literally) a stone’s throw from my house, I never really connected much with Mexican culture or the issues (like immigration) that are an inherent part of living and working … Continue reading

Preaching Tomorrow: I Am No Prophet

Tomorrow will be the first of three sermons I’ll preach during my internship here at First Presbyterian Church of El Paso, Tx. This one draws from the lectionary passage (Amos 7:7-17) as well as a few scattered reflections from General … Continue reading

Confession of Faith for the Church in Virtual Worlds

(Also posted at Sacred Space in Cyberspace) PREFACE In a time of deep cultural change, the church has both great opportunity and great responsibility.  It is propelled into the future by its mission, while connected to the past by traditions, … Continue reading