50: Coffee with Martha Spong

MarthaSpong4Martha Spong has been raised up by a throng of similarly spirited women. She is the Executive Director of RevGalBlogPals(.org) and the Editor of There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She’s a United Church of Christ minister who spoke to me while she was looking out the window on the steeple of her wife’s Presbyterian Church. She tells a great story about returning to preach at the Southern Baptist Church in which she was raised.

MarthaSpong2If “RevGalBlogPals” doesn’t sound like a movement that would command a lot of your attention or others’, think again. This group is kind and its members are simply living into their callings. There is no storm brewing because of their support of and friendships with one another. They may not be obnoxious enough to get everyone’s attention, but if you are a woman in ministry then you would probably be very glad to find them.

The Coffeepot Fellowship Daily Podcast is not the only group telling the stories of faith leaders. And United Faith Leaders is not the only group that believes in ecumenical and interfaith relationships.  These are kindred spirits and Martha Spong is one of the souls tending the place where women can be their entire selves. There are many ways to experience Martha and The RevGalBlogPals. Check out the links and books below.


Martha’s Website

Martha’s Facebook Page

Hymn Living for Jesus on Youtube

Prayers for Pastors

There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments & the Healing Power of Humor edited by Martha Spong

Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen  by Rachel Hackenberg

Writing to God: Kid’s Edition by Rachel Hackenberg

Sacred Pause: A Creative Retreat For The World-weary Christian by Rachel Hackenberg

United Church of Christ (UCC)


RevGalBlogPals Swag (really!)

RevGalBlogPals Facebook Page

RevGalBlogPals Twitter