February 13

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I had the opportunity to return to my seminary in Atlanta for a series of preaching lectures with Barbara Brown Taylor as the keynote speaker. It was a wonderful few days of seeing old friends and professors, much like a college reunion, as well as a great time of learning. Barbara Brown Taylor is one of the leading voices in preaching and it was a joy to learn from her.

Of the many take-aways from her lectures, the one that spoke strongest to me was her emphasis on the importance of words. She spoke brilliantly about the power of words to help draw people into an encounter with God. As we gather together each Sunday, my prayer is that the words I speak and the words we speak together will help all of us meet God face to face, and that this encounter will be life changing.

-Pastor Jane