Today, we welcome my dad, the Rev. David Beckett, a retired United Methodist pastor living in Bend, Oregon, to share a guest post. Do you remember where you were when momentous events happened in the world? I remember being in the sixth grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Hamilton, Ohio when President Kennedy was assassinated. … Continue reading Walking Lightly Into A New World: Spiritual Awakening After the Pandemic
Author: Jenny Smith
I Have Some Things To Tell You: A Pastor Says Goodbye During a Pandemic
Well, here we go!Toward the end of March, I got an email from a publishing company with a pass on a proposal I'd sent their way. I felt relieved. Odd response for something I'd worked on for two years. Within a few hours, an idea emerged. What if I wrote a book to my church as a … Continue reading I Have Some Things To Tell You: A Pastor Says Goodbye During a Pandemic
I’m a pastor. I don’t want to be a producer.
I’ve wanted to quit online worship the last two Sundays. Which is a surprise to me because we’ve been live streaming for 4.5 years. I’m used to seeing my face on a screen. Used to my tech team reminding me (again) to stay inside the box of tape on the floor. Used to someone asking … Continue reading I’m a pastor. I don’t want to be a producer.