A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post describing what I was feeling in the months after graduating from Seminary. I remember exactly how I felt when I wrote that post. I remember feeling as if I was convincing myself that my life was headed in the right direction. Reading it now, … Continue reading An Unexpected (blank)
When you are young, people tell you, “Growing up is not going to be easy.” I didn't want to believe that when I heard it. Well, it turns out they were right. As I enter into the next chapter of my life, I can’t help but notice that some things look different from my … Continue reading Where Have All Of My Friends Gone?
An unexpected day at home has left me with an opportunity to write down some of my thoughts. So, with a warm cup of coffee sitting next to me and the reply of Everton vs. Manchester City on in the background, I am sitting down to share some very exciting news with you all, I … Continue reading I Just Found Out I am Having a Son, Now What?
Last year, I began a journey that has taught me a lot about myself and the type of man I desire to become. I didn’t take a long trip or have an of out-of-body experience, I started a Podcast. In my last blog post, I wrote about the search for my identity. I also wrote about … Continue reading What Is “The Mission Podcast”?
Who am I? Where do I belong? Why does the search for my identity continue to plague me at various points throughout my life? Am I always going to question my place in existence? (I hope not, it is exhausting.) What am I missing? Am I broken? Am I incomplete? Where did I go wrong? … Continue reading Who am I?
I have recently started Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upwards: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. It is a really wonderful book so far and I am enjoying it so much I had to put it down and write down what it is teaching me. To distill what I have read so far, Rohr … Continue reading Into Something New
This week, I was fortunate enough to attend an event hosted by one of my favorite thinkers and writers, Peter Rollins. The event was called, Playing with Fire, and was an introductory course on how to incorporate theories of radical theology into your chosen ministry practice. It was at this event that I had a bit … Continue reading Fire.
January can be a complicated time for a lot of people. For me, January tends to bring a lot of reflection. I think about the past year and, usually, I regret all of the things I didn’t accomplish. What a way to start off the new year; With regret. Not all people are like me … Continue reading It’s 2018, Now What?
"Giving the gift of honesty can be achieved in many ways, but a great place to start is with prayer. Presenting our honest needs before God, with other members of our community, helps to release us from feeling trapped by negative thoughts. Sharing the gift of honesty also helps to resolve any hurts that may … Continue reading Sharing the Gift of Honesty
"As I have gotten older, I have realized that the truest joy I experience during the Holiday season is not in the receiving of gifts, but in giving them. There is something about going shopping, trying to find that perfect gift for each person my list that brings me an abundance of happiness and joy." … Continue reading Best. Gift. Ever.