Embracing Metanoia

Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to “Change of Mind”, used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as “repentance”, though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to “change our direction”. As many of you who follow my blog know, I have been transitioning through a very…

Take me to Church

This morning I awoke feeling more motivated then I have been recently. The evening prior I was online doing some research of local churches, to get an idea of what type of service and beliefs were offered. I came upon The Tobermory United Church The website described the church with language that resonated with me….

Turning to God

As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t read that book in its entirety, the title alone makes clear the…

God’s Reckless [Emergent] Love

As a first installment to the Emergent Christian Lexicon blog series, I was guided to take inspiration from one of my favorite worship songs, Reckless Love, and take a look at some of the lyrics which I feel can be understood from varying points of view. Once you give the song a first listen through,…

The Emergent Christian Lexicon

Over the last couple of years, I have grown to appreciate and even adore Christian Worship music. It was not a genre of music I have ever liked, even when my comfort level of Christianity began to increase. I experienced the language of mainstream Christianity through a conditioned lens, not yet transformed enough to re-work…

A New Year and the Epiphany

Love and Blessings! So we have entered a new solar year. And I pray it was a journey that was abundant and prosperous for all those who read this. I can say that the year 2018 brought with it some amazing blessings, necessary challenges, and life lessons that will propel me to further depths of…

The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral

Originally posted on Hapgood:
Opening keynote for dLRN 2015. Delivered October 16th @ Stanford. Actual keynote may have gone on significant tangents… 1 | a year in the garden A week or so ago, I was reading about the Oregon shooting. I’m a pretty standard issue liberal and when I see things that support my…