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Trees, Transitions, and the Patient God

I like trees. I’ve been thinking a lot about trees recently. I mean, who doesn’t like trees? Maybe trees are on my mind because I watched The Tree of Life last night (which is probably the most beautiful movie of all time). Maybe they’re on my mind…

September 19, 2018
Life & Health

New Advent Sermon: Finding Peace When Holidays are Hard

Advent Sermon Last Sunday I had the opportunity to preach about something that I’m very passionate about: How do we find peace when the holiday season is hard because of grief, loss, pain, or missed expectations? You can watch the sermon below:   And,…

December 12, 2017
Life & Health

A Feast that Swallows Up Death

  I find it fitting that today is both Thanksgiving and my sister’s birthday. It is a day of feasting and celebration, a time spent with family and friends, a time remembering what we have to be thankful for. Yet at the same time,…

November 23, 2017
Life & Health

Life Update: Scotland Ministry Internship

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here, but I wanted to share an update on my health/life here along with an exciting new opportunity that I’ve been given. As you know if you’ve been following along, this last year has certainly…

August 2, 2017
Life & Health

Has Death Really Lost Its Sting?

  Has death really lost its sting? Theologically I want to say, “yes” – but then I have to ask: “what do I call this pain I feel because of death?” What do I call this pain I feel when someone asks me how many…

June 22, 2017
Life & Health Theology

Joy and Sadness Mixed on Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! For some, it really is a happy day – a day of remembering the selfless love of someone who gave them life, or gave life to those they love. But this year, for probably the first time in my life, I…

May 14, 2017
Life & Health Theology

Silence, the Death of God, & Holy Saturday

Silence has been a great companion to me recently. I mean both the word “silence” and at the same time the movie/book Silence. For many people, that seems like an odd or dismal thing to say. Silence can be maddening. Everyone starts fidgeting in church…

February 16, 2017
Life & Health

Contemplating Chemotherapy: Is this the End?

Most of you know that I have recently finished my prescribed 6 Rounds of chemo, and yesterday morning I got the results of my latest CT scan back during my meeting with my oncologist. I shared a brief update on social media but wanted…

February 3, 2017