it's not really about me...but this page kinda is
I think of myself as a prisoner of hope, frustrated social critic, progressive theologian, Christian ethicist, communitarian, melancholic intellectual, and funk lover. I'm into salvage. I like finding cool old well-built things worth fixing. Christianity is one of those things.
In the end, life is spiritual. Theology is a lot more than doctrines and religious beliefs. Looking at the world with a God-perspective (even if it's just a thought-experiment) means looking at life and life-together holistically. Our lives, words, and actions point to what we ultimately love and truly worship, whether we see ourselves as religious or not.
I want justice and I want peace. I grew up and continue to serve a diverse global community called Community of Christ. I try to walk with Jesus, but following Jesus' life and teachings is a struggle. The Gospel is a wild love-story. If we understand Jesus in his own time and circumstances, his teachings and life-example is pretty amazing.
I'm a dad, friend, educator, minister, social critic, amateur musician, backyard mechanic, Great Lakes lover, lumberjack, outdoors enthusiast, road-tripper, Euchre player, cook, motorcyclist, and dog-lover. Strangely enough, I like bleu cheese better than chocolate.