OUTLOOK: “In lockdown, my church cannot fulfill its calling — just when we need it most.” by Beth Waltemath for The Washington Post, Post Everything, May 19, 2020.
( Churches are among the riskiest place to congregate during the pandemic. As a pastor, I consider the moral toll of not being able to gather to witness to God’s mercy and justice among growing evidence of disparities.)
OPINION: “We Will Need New Ways to Grieve” by Beth Waltemath for The New York Times, The Sunday Review, April 5, 2020. (After presiding over our church’s memorial for a friend, I realized I’d need my own ritual to mark the loss.)
ESSAY: “Beyond Bye Bye Baby: A Mother Considers the Hard-Earned Lessons of the NICU,” by Beth Waltemath for Chapter 16.org, August 13, 2010
ARTICLES: My news coverage of the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) appears in The Presbyterian Outlook as to my reviews on what I am reading and how I recommend these books in the context of ministry. Pieces I’ve written from a solutions journalism approach covering communities addressing larger systemic problems appear in the print version of Presbyterians Today.
CLASSES: Writing in Community Together: An Online Workshop, Devotional Writing, An Online Course and Writer’s Collective, and Writing for Publication with a Spiritual Voice, An In-Person Workshop. Faith and Fiction: Using Literature as a Resource in Life and Work. Classes were developed in partnership with The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary. Look to their website for enchore offerings or below for new online courses through this website.