Cross-Referenced Personality Tests

I have plenty of unusual projects, but one of my favorites is my ever-growing personality test cross-reference project. This is a large database of individuals’ self-submitted personality types — Zodiac, Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, and of course Hogwarts house. As of March 2020, there are over 2,600 submitted data points, and I’ve aggregated them and color-coded theContinue reading “Cross-Referenced Personality Tests”

At-Home Easter for Families

a collection of suggested and adapted activities, assembled by Pastor Emmy Kegler. PDF download here. Family Meals ~~ SILENT SUNDAY MORNING ~~ Leader Prep: Provide How to Celebrate instructions below.How to Celebrate: 1. Read the following on Saturday night before bed:Tomorrow is Easter Sunday – the day when Jesus’ followers discovered he was not dead, butContinue reading “At-Home Easter for Families”

Community Cross

This meditative coloring cross is designed for congregations whose members are currently physically distanced from each other. Congregation leaders are invited to print this PDF on cardstock and mail (using self-sticking envelopes – no licking, please!) to members at home. (Suggestion: one cross per household plus one for each kid.) Members are invited to followContinue reading “Community Cross”

“You have heard that it was said…”

A responsive proclamation for Matthew 5:21-37 Leader: What have you heard was said about insults?All: We have heard that it was said,Leader: “If you so much as call your fellow believer an idiot, you will go to Hell.”All: But in Christ we say:We speak to each other with respect.We are honest when we have beenContinue reading ““You have heard that it was said…””

My faith makes space for this. I wish it didn’t.

My faith makes space for this. I wish it didn’t. I was seventeen, fresh out of the closet and out of the Assemblies of God, when the problem of unjust suffering was first proposed to me. Our AP Humanities teacher, Ms. Dahlin, had no qualms about running junior and senior high school minds right intoContinue reading “My faith makes space for this. I wish it didn’t.”

Jellybean Easter Poem: Black for the Tomb

  If you’re looking for an alternative jellybean poem for Easter, we used this last year at Grace Lutheran in Northeast Minneapolis. I grew up with the popular “Red is for the blood he gave” version, and I felt very uncertain about passing that on to the next generation. I wanted a poem that reflectedContinue reading “Jellybean Easter Poem: Black for the Tomb”

One Coin Found: “Lost”

I want to tell you, beloved, about the lost chapter of the Bible. You’ve probably already found it. It’s one of those secrets hiding in plain sight. You might know the feeling—like everyone who meets you sees you, but doesn’t really see you. You feel like you’re giving every possible signal other than tattooing itContinue reading “One Coin Found: “Lost””

How to Ruin the Christmas Pageant

Okay y’all, buckle up for How to Ruin the Christmas Pageant. Mark’s gospel starts with Jesus as a full adult at the shores of the river Jordan. John’s gospel starts with the beginning of the universe, and then goes straight to adult Jesus also. The two birth stories of Jesus are found in Luke 1:26-2:20Continue reading “How to Ruin the Christmas Pageant”