Elizabeth Evans Hagan
Elizabeth Evans Hagan is a freelance writer and Baptist minister who divides time between Arlington, Va., and Oklahoma City, Okla. She blogs at Preacher on the Plaza.
Work that is paid in our society is valued and work that is unpaid is not.
How do we celebrate the joy of Easter when tragic events like the bombing at the Boston Marathon play out in slow motion before our eyes?
Sometimes a call to ministry takes an unexpected turn.
Advent’s calling is about beating the world to celebrations of “Happy New Year” and reorienting ourselves into the world order of the kingdom of God.
While pastors like to know they are appreciated by church members, what they really want and need is more disciples.
At a recent writing workshop the presenter offered this advice. "If you want to write well, if you want to connect with your audience," she offered, "you always must tell the truth. There's nothing that can spoil a good story faster than a character who the readers know is not forthcoming in their words."
It's that time of year. Bright-eyed and empowered seminary students are completing their last papers, picking up their caps and gowns and saying goodbye to the hallowed walls of their theological training institution.