it's OK to be different.  

feel deeply, think critically, and imagine the world as it should be

LIfe together in this world is our life-long project.  That includes those who've gone before us and what the world has left to us.  Life together also includes what we will leave to those who come after.  Our current world and global-system are unjust and unsustainable.  We can do better.  That's the horizon of our spiritual life.


I am Community of Christ.  I strive to walk with Jesus, but it is life-long struggle. If we understand Jesus in his own time and community, his teaching and example are extraordinary.  They are a constant challenge.  Regardless of what we think or believes about Jesus, how he lived is a life-giving example anyone can follow. 

I'm a dad, best friend, amateur musician, backyard mechanic, Great Lakes lover, lumberjack, outdoors-over, road-tripper, Euchre player, cook, motorcycle rider, educator, minister, professional, dog-lover. I also like bleu cheese better than chocolate. 

Everything is spiritual   Life is a gift.  This world is a gift.  You and I matter.  God has many names. 


I am a contemporary Christian theologian and ethicist.  Everything is spiritual to me: what we buy, politics, sex and sexuality, nature and places we love, how we think, what we feel, who we hang out with, what we do, even what and how we eat.  Ultimately, all of this is good.  How we live points to what we love and what we worship.  Hope lurks in unseen places. 

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