everything is spiritual

I'm a contemporary Christian theologian and ethicist.   For me, all of life is spiritual.  Everything - from what we buy to politics, sex and who we love, how we think and what we feel, even what and how we eat - has spiritual dimensions.  Theology is much more than narrow doctrines or religious beliefs.   Theology is holistic.  It concerns who we are and how we live in the world with other human beings and creation.   Our whole lives point to what we love and what we truly worship, whether we identify as religious or not.  


LIfe together in this world is our life-long project.  Our current world and global system are unjust and unsustainable.  We can do better.  That's the horizon of our collective spiritual life as humanity.


I grew up and continue to serve a diverse global family called Community of Christ.  I try to walk with Jesus.  The Gospel \is a wild love-story.  But, following Jesus and his teachings is a struggle. If we understand Jesus in his own time and culty, his teaching and life-example are extraordinary.  Regardless of what you think or believe about Jesus, how he lived is a life-giving example for life in community with others.  Anyone can follow it. 

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. 

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