The Balancing Act of Being and Doing (Anxiety and Prayer, part 2)

By Joe LaGuardia In her memoir Leaving Church, spiritual author Barbara Brown Taylor talks about churches walking the fine line between putting people to work and encouraging people to take Sabbath rest, promoting spiritual growth and affirming that God loves us as we are, and attracting people to come to worship while being passionate aboutContinue reading “The Balancing Act of Being and Doing (Anxiety and Prayer, part 2)”

Sabbath happens when we reach the end of our words (and worlds)

By Joe LaGuardia “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). All that we do Is touched with ocean, yet we remain On the shore of what we know. (Richard Wilbur) I. Words are the most valuable resources we pastors have.  I agree with Walter Brueggemann who wrote that we use words toContinue reading “Sabbath happens when we reach the end of our words (and worlds)”