Monthly Archives: June 2012

EEL 4 The Cost that Pays (and keeps me here)

One of the aspects of this call is that it asks so much of those who practice it. To some degree the difficulty of what is asked is dependent upon the personality of the pastor. As I wrote earlier, there … Continue reading

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EEL 3 Why I am still here (and why someone might consider joining me)

From the previous essay the answer to why I am still in parish ministry may seem obvious.  For what else would I be suited?  But there are aspects of parish ministry that I have found difficult at times—and still do.  … Continue reading

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EEL2 How I Got Here

The stories we tell about ourselves are always told in context. So the words I have used to answer the question, “How did you become a minister?” have changed over the years. What follows is as full of an understanding … Continue reading

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EEL1 or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

EEL1 or How I Spent My Summer Vacation Posted on June 18, 2012 Standing at the brink of a couple of months away from parish ministry I had a sensation of what might best be described as “existential vertigo.” What would I … Continue reading

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