Spiritual memoirs are not something that normally catch my eye. Not because I don't find them interesting, I'm just a nerd that reads theology textbooks for fun. However, when I found out Stina Kielsmeier-Cook had one coming out I immediately jumped on that bandwagon. I have been following her on social media for a little … Continue reading Blessed are the Nones
https://evangebros.podbean.com/e/acts-3-a-field-guide-for-overthrowing-empire-and-oppression/ For the past few weeks Don and I have been going through the book of Acts. The lens in which we've approached it (as laid out in the title of this post) is how we can use it as a guide to overthrow empire and oppression. But there is something that makes this week … Continue reading Acts 03: A Field Guide for Overthrowing Empire and Oppression
This week on #evangebros we start in chapter one of Acts. I would say we spend quite a bit of time talking about the Spirit of God, and laying a bit of groundwork for chapter two. While I am not sure that'll always be the case, I can imagine that chapters where a lot happens … Continue reading Acts 1
I have been silent on here for a while. The year started with some bad news for my wife and I, and I didn't have the heart to write. Then I thought of a series for Lent, but we found out we were going to have to move from Columbus to Northwest Ohio. Then a … Continue reading Forward.
Behind the scenes from the newest #Evangebros episode.
When I was a young ministry pup, I had been hard into learning the critical analysis and historical context of the Bible and deconstructing it before it was cool. I would (and still do) argue about nuanced things people over look in order, not to prove why my interpretation was correct but, to show that … Continue reading Rainy Day Books
Today it has been two years since I dipped my toe back into the ministerial waters. Not to spoil tomorrow’s Evangebros episode, but I was invited back to preach at the last church I was on staff at. It just so happened that the day I was given to preach, was the last regular service, … Continue reading Toe dip.
On October 31st, 2017 I sat alone at the bar having a pint quietly ringing in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by reading, The History of the Reformation in Scotland by John Knox. I purchased this book as a souvenir at his house in Edinburgh shortly after I left my last pastoral position. I … Continue reading Reconstructing the Church: Part One