Professing Our Faith
It’s funny how things happen. What started as a germ of an idea last Advent has grown into something entirely its own. A platform not only for two young pastors to explore what faith means to us, but for others to tell their truths, to chime in with their stories.
From shortly after Pentecost until today, we’ve been “professing our faith” - our joys, our struggles; conflict, pain, mission, passion, community. Tiny Faith has explored the presence of God in a hospital room with a shooting victim, in pop culture, in poetry, in prison, even in a poop bag.
Whatever else Pentecost might mean, surely it has something to do with the Holy Spirit speaking in many voices. And not just in the cadences and rhythms we’re used to. The world—and sometimes the Church—acts like God is a relic of a bygone era. But to quote the mystic Kabir, “The world has its pants on backwards.” God hasn’t gone anywhere. The Spirit is speaking through—and to—more people than ever. And we’ve been heartened by the fact that so many of you have something to say.
Tiny Faith is our “baby,” and also our side project. So, co-collaborator Stephanie Haskins and I need to get back to our “day jobs” - which are both in transition - she, formerly the solo pastor of the UCC church in Maquoqueta, IA and now ready to launch into senior ministry at Niantic Community Church in Connecticut. Me, recently departed from Edwards UCC as their Minister of Faith Formation, now the Pastor for Children and Family Life at St. Paul Lutheran Church (still in Davenport.)
We are in transition, “dragonflies” as we are, (see this blog for what I mean by that) but we are still committed to this project. So here’s what’s ahead.
We plan to post on #ThrowBackThursday each week from the archives of this Profession of Faith series. And in November, we will start a new series for Advent.
While we take a necessary break to tend to our life transitions, Kendra and I feel so grateful for your ongoing support and engagement with what we’ve offered. Tiny Faith isn’t over.
In fact, I think it’s just getting started.
Thanks for reading!
~Stephanie and Kendra