About two weeks ago my college chaplain, a man who had greatly influenced my faith and life, and who helped set me on the track to seminary and ordination, suffered a serious stroke. I found out on Facebook. Now, before … Continue reading Death in the Time of Facebook
Update, June 2, 2016. The Glorify group reading guide is now available, free of charge: Glorify Reading Guide It’s been a few weeks since Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity was released by Pilgrim Press. I’ve been so grateful to hear the initial … Continue reading “Glorify” for Groups
My wife and I have a joke. We tell it when we are out in public, at an airport or a restaurant or concert, and I need to use the bathroom. When I stand up to find a restroom I … Continue reading On Restrooms, Gender, and Fear
Behind my desk there are two framed certificates on the wall. One is from 2001. It is reads “Certificate of Ordination as Minister of Word and Sacrament, Presbyterian Church (USA)”. The other is from 2010. This one reads “Certificate of … Continue reading On Presbyterians, Exiles, and Apologies
I’ve been eagerly anticipating this week ever since I hit “send” on the final manuscript last fall. This week Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity is being released by Pilgrim Press. Pre-orders have already been great. Thank you to everyone … Continue reading “Glorify” Update: The Book Launches This Week!
When I was in middle school and high school I wanted to go to one of the service academies. In order to help secure an appointment, I joined a military cadet program in 7th grade. In many ways it was … Continue reading The Danger of the Crowd: Trump, Christ, and all of us.
I love the United Church of Christ. I do. After growing up a “spiritual but not religious” “none” at the tail end of Generation X, I found my way into Christ’s church at the age of 17 and was baptized. … Continue reading On Throwing the Baby Jesus Out with the Bath Water