Classes, Quotes, Support

Where Your Treasure Is

Once (a very long, seven-year "once") I worked at a church as a Christian Education Director. My primary (but certainly not only) responsibility being to oversee the Youth Group, teaching them and providing them with educational and ideally also socially beneficial activities throughout the year. These events have mostly kind of blurred together in my… Continue reading Where Your Treasure Is

Classes, Current Events, Lament

When Church Colludes with Empire, Take a Walk

I believe there are always pockets of real spiritual formation happening in all streams of the Church, but it is by nature not grandiose, not flashy, not expedient--sort of like taking a walk.

Classes, Seasonal

Birthday Wishes

It was my birthday this week. You know how Facebook does this thing where, when your birthday approaches, they invite you to ask everybody for a donation to a charity of your choice? I did that once, for the nonprofit ministry of a friend of mine, but mostly I feel weird about it, because I… Continue reading Birthday Wishes

Classes, The Sanctuary at Woodville

The Pilgrimage Is Growing!

Every month I send out a Pilgrimage news-email. I don't usually post those here. But I'm posting this one! What's Going On? Spiritual Development Courses How You Can Help Sign up for one (or more) of these courses. Seriously. I am increasingly convinced by my own experience and also observation that it's impossible in this… Continue reading The Pilgrimage Is Growing!

Classes, questions

What If God Were Actually There?

Every time I teach SITS, or promote it, for that matter, I talk about "what if God were there, even in the dark times"? Well. What if He were? Does that make the fact that you lived through those times better? Or worse? If He were there, and you still went through it, that must mean He didn't do anything about it, right? Why would you want to find that out? What's more, how could you continue to trust Him if you learned that He was?

Classes, Workshops

Rules for People Who Don’t Like Being Boxed In (or Who Feel Like They Already Are)

Relevant photo. Just keep reading... Back in 2018 (I keep wanting to say "last year," but that is no longer correct...), a lot of fairly momentous things happened. In hindsight (which is, as they say, 2020--that's a pun, guys), Paul and I were being prepped for each of these events for a long time, but… Continue reading Rules for People Who Don’t Like Being Boxed In (or Who Feel Like They Already Are)