Meet Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling: Winter Conference Plenary Speaker

Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling, Associate Professor of Theology, Northern Seminary Nothing quite gets under Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling’s skin like hearing someone talk about when Jesus “was” human. “Jesus didn’t cease to be human when He ascended into heaven,” explains Dr. Nordling. “He still is human. He’s the most human human there is!” [...]

October 16th, 2017|Personal Story, Winter Conference|

Coffee with a Friend: Bishop Dan Scott

Photo credit: Chad Barlow On May 14, 2017, +Dan Scott was ordained a Bishop at Christ Church Nashville, a non-denominational church that worships in the Anglican tradition. Throughout the service, there were strong marks of the three streams of Sacrament, Scripture, and Spirit. This is fitting for +Dan, whose own life is marked [...]

September 27th, 2017|Leadership, Personal Story|

Getting Unstuck: An Interview with Father Jay Wright

A few years into his Worship Director and Assistant Pastor role at All Saints Dallas, Father Jay Wright found himself feeling stuck. "I felt stuck in a particular leadership situation," explained Wright+. "I initially talked to my rector, Bishop Philip Jones, about it. In the course of our conversation, he helped me see that in [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Church Life, Leadership, Personal Story|

Meet Dr. Robert+ Grant: Military Chaplain Endorser

Dr Robert+ Grant with Chaplain Mirenda Over the course of his life, Dr. Robert+ Grant has had various roles. He's been a radio talk show host, an academic, a pastor, and a coach. The common theme running through each of these roles is helping people engage with Jesus and live into God's calling [...]

July 20th, 2017|Chaplaincy, Leadership, Personal Story|

Stories From The Pew: Ryan’s Story

"In all candor, I thought I had messed up my life. I thought I had abandoned God's call on my life...I was operating on God's plan B for me." Ryan, one of the Associate Pastor's of St Andrew's Church in Little Rock, AR shares his story from the pew about the path from "plan b" [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Personal Story, Vocation|

Coffee with a Friend: Bishop Sandy Greene

Bishop Sandy Greene with Deacon Brit Carpenter, Bishop Aaron Kijanjali, and Deacon Drew Witt at Britt and Drew's ordination service For Bishop Sandy Greene, success is measured by how many leaders he is able to mentor and encourage. "If I had a plaque on my wall that had names and dates on it, [...]

June 9th, 2017|Leadership, Personal Story|1 Comment

Waiting on the Lord: My Ordination Experience

"We reviewed your application, and you're worthless." It was 2010 and Jim Bridgham was on the phone with a recruiter for an Active Duty Air Force Chaplaincy position, his dream job. "You're worthless," the recruiter repeated. This was the second year the Bridgham had applied for the position. A few years later, he applied one [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Ordination, Personal Story, Vocation|0 Comments

Coffee with a Friend: Bishop Gerry Schnackenberg

For Bishop Gerry Schnackenberg, contemplative prayer is a lot like scuba diving. Bishop Gerry leads morning prayer at Winter Conference 2016 "There's a classic exercise, where you imagine that you are going underwater, if that imagery is helpful to you," explained Bishop Gerry. "There are boats on the surface, and a lot of [...]

May 25th, 2017|Personal Story|

Stories From The Pew: Paul’s Story

"Discipleship, following Jesus is not about sin management or trying to modify my behavior. . . it's about changing my affections to love what Jesus loves and love how He loves." Paul, a member of St Andrew's in Little Rock, shared his story from the Pew this past Winter Conference and how discipleship has been [...]

May 5th, 2017|Personal Story|

Coffee with a Friend: Chad Jarnagin

In the spring of 2010, a group of Christian artists, speakers, communicators, worship leaders, and ministers found themselves in need of a space where they didn't need to be experts and could just be. This group of people, who routinely were keynote speakers for other conferences, formed the "Luminous Project," a retreat dedicated to contemplative [...]

April 27th, 2017|Leadership, Personal Story|0 Comments