Articles and Speaking
Meta's writing has been featured in several blogs, Gather Magazine, and Luther Seminary's scholarly journal Word & World. She has been a guest speaker at schools and churches about trauma, resilience and recovery as ingredients for practical theology and faithful leadership. She spoke at the 2017 WELCA Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis, making a case for daily interruptions as sacred opportunities from God.
Meta collaborates with three pastoral colleagues to host and produce the podcast Alter Guild, which seeks to amplify the voices, conversations, and theology too often ignored by the public square and the mainline church. Alter Guild is also a blooming network, supporting other podcasts with a commitment to empathetic, progressive faith and good humor. Together, we can challenge and change the conversation, which alters who we are, too. Alter Guild does not desire to be all things to all people, but offers a word to those on the margins of Christian religion and spirituality. Check it out!
Meta is currently working on a book of blessings for everyday life. (Think blessings for awkward family gatherings, deciding to go to rehab, looking in the mirror, and moving into a new home.) Her following project will be a book of soul care for church leaders and adaptive liturgy for use in worship. (Think good words for after a horrible council meeting, visiting a newborn, welcoming new members, blessing protesters, sending college students, or installing new leaders.) These works are under contract with Fortress Press and hope to be published in this lifetime!