Elizabeth Evans Hagan

Elizabeth Evans Hagan

Elizabeth Evans Hagan is the ambassador of social advocacy at Feed the Children, one of the largest international relief and development agencies in the U.S., based in Oklahoma City. She blogs at Preacher on the Plaza.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:23

The Ebola crisis: watch your language

How we express ourselves matters.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 15:37

Two for the price of one

Work that is paid in our society is valued and work that is unpaid is not.

Friday, 19 April 2013 13:12

Out of season

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?

Monday, 04 March 2013 12:19

I left the church. Don’t hate me

Sometimes a call to ministry takes an unexpected turn.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:27

The mystery of Advent

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.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:25

Re-thinking pastor appreciation

While pastors like to know they are appreciated by church members, what they really want and need is more disciples.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:00

Can we tell the truth?

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."

Thursday, 03 May 2012 20:00

It will get better

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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:35

Our bodies do matter

First Corinthians 6:11-20 can be the preacher's worst nightmare -- a passage full of directives about sex, food and all things bodily. Yet, I chose it as part of a six-part series about God's calling on our lives. I just couldn't ignore the body.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 10:17

How merry can your pastor's Christmas be?

"Are we having church on Christmas Day this year?" Such has been a constant question asked at my office door since Thanksgiving. The answer is an enthusiastic "yes, of course we are" (even if the music director and I are the only ones there).
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