I’m a Mennonite pastor living in the awesome town of Lawrence, Kansas. I enjoy pastoring, preaching, reading, creating art, crafting worship, praying, napping, facilitating retreats, thinking random thoughts, and writing about everything.
I seek a spacious faith that surrounds all that I do and all that I am–with plenty of room to explore and grow. This blog is a bit of a spiritual discipline for me. I pray it is a welcome companion for you along your spiritual journey.
Peace of Christ to you,
Using worship material from Spacious Faith:
You are welcome to use material from this blog in your own worship settings. Attribution is appreciated: “By Rev. Joanna Harader, from SpaciousFaith.com.” And I always love to hear from people who find this material helpful.
About this blog:
I am an ENFP and am starting to have a pretty firm suspicion that I am an Enneagram 7. So I’m not the most consistent blogger. I go through periods of excited, frequent posting, and periods of relative silence. It’s just my way. Don’t be alarmed.
I post a lot of worship material and sermons–because I have to write that stuff anyway. You can use the “Categories” tab (on the right sidebar) to see pieces by type: call to worship, offertory prayer, etc. The “Index” page allows you to look up pieces related to specific texts, seasons, or topics. Please note that I post full sermon texts as pages, not posts; so the only way to access them is through the index or sometimes through links on posted excerpts.
Besides worship material, I sometimes post about creative prayer practices, parenting problems, theological musings, art projects, Mennonite Church USA, and justice issues.
Finally, you should know that this is my blog. I approve comments before they show up on the blog. And if you do not play nice, I will reject your comments and pray for your immortal soul. What I write represents my views and reflects my mood on a particular day. My views are not necessarily the views of Peace Mennonite Church, Western District Conference, or Mennonite Church USA. Really. Trust me on this.