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Seminary Student.

Progressive/Emerging Christian.

Swedenborgian heritage.

Social Justice Advocate.

Future Church Planter.





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  • 25 Apr 2012
    Maybe, Education is not a contest. Seeing how many tomes and theories we can load into our brain. Maybe, Education is a fine set of carving tools. Creating new pathways, Clipping off unneeded wood, Opening new spaces, Discovering beauty in the tangled mess of a burl, Sanding the rough places...
    Archived in Poetry
  • 07 Apr 2012
    Holy Week Contradictions
    I heard an interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently. In it he talked about the ongoing deep work that is needed as South Africa moves from Apartheid and three centuries of oppression and domination of people with white skin over people with black skin. Krista Tippet, the interviewer, posed the...
    Archived in Featured Questions
  • 23 Feb 2012
    Kindness: The Arms of Love
    Kindness. Kindness, one could say, is one of the ways love paints itself on the world. An act of kindness can be imprinted on our lives and impact us for years to come. In honor of this season of love, I remember moments of kindness. And in remembering I notice...
    Archived in Poetry
  • 22 Jan 2012
    Amazement looks like a six-year-old girl, twirling ’round, blond ringlets elongated as they spin, arms outstretched, face lifted to the heavens. Amazement tastes like the warmth of a summer peach, melting on my tongue. Amazement sounds like the communal breath, held, as the final note of the Hallelujah Chorus rings...
    Archived in Art
  • 09 Dec 2011
    Divine Tension of Anticipation
    Anticipate: to realize beforehand; foretaste or foresee: to anticipate pleasure. Anticipate: to expect; look forward to; be sure of; to anticipate a favorable decision The advent season is one of anticipation. Of waiting… Of preparation… Of looking forward to the special Christmas day… When the concepts of anticipation and Christmas...
  • 05 Dec 2011
    The Slippery Slope
    The core of this piece was written late on a Saturday night in last June, at the Wild Goose Festival (a gathering of emergent and progressive Christians), sitting under the stars at the campsite, reaching to comprehend and process the transformations that were taking place in me and around me...
    Archived in Featured Questions
  • 31 Oct 2011
    You Are a Pumpkin
    “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.” When I hear these familiar lines, I’m drawn to the second-half of the equation. Let’s talk about the dancing and this joy-filled clothing. “You brought me up from the grave, you spared me from going down into...
    Archived in Now Spirituality
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