Super-Social-Media-Sabbatical Giveaway!

I’m taking a break from social media for a while. So to keep my online friends entertained, I’m hosting a $550 Super-Social-Media-Sabbatical Giveaway!

I had a significant stack of giveaway stuff to, well, give away. So, I just decided to give it away all at once.

Five winners will share $550 worth of books, CDs, and a liturgical pint glass. (Prizes listed at the bottom of this post.) Enter here or through the form below. Continue reading “Super-Social-Media-Sabbatical Giveaway!”

Why Every Pastor Should Read “Risen Motherhood”

This week the book Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments was officially released. I’m excited about the book, in part, because two friends of mine wrote it—Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler, the co-hosts and co-founders of Risen Motherhood. (I have the privilege of being a pastor to Emily and a member of the R|M Board of Directors.) But, I’m not excited about Risen Motherhood only because of these personal connections. Continue reading “Why Every Pastor Should Read “Risen Motherhood””

Textbooks for Seminary Sisters

Do you know a woman who could use $150 in seminary textbooks?

I just realized I have $140 in gift cards for the Westminster Theological Seminary Book Store (a great place to find good books).

I pondered a bit on what to buy with them. But, honestly, I have a lot of books. More than I’ve read. Maybe more than I need! (Nah…) My church is gracious to provide me with needed books. Publishers supply me with books to review. In short, there was nothing I needed right now.

So, I decided that I want to use these to buy textbooks for a woman receiving academic theological education. Women enrolled in a seminary course for credit this fall can enter here. The winner will be picked on July 31.

There are a host of reasons that seminary education is a good thing for sisters to enroll in (and many more reasons why it can be difficult for them to receive)—more reasons than I can outline here. I’m hoping this is one small way I can help make this happen for one woman.

If you know of a woman attending seminary this fall, please share this with her.