In the Midst of Tragedy

We live in a culture and society that does everything it can to hide grief. But it's not okay. Everything's not okay.



A discussion earlier today brought up the need for human beings to live in supportive communities. Where are your communitites?

2013 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Some interesting little tidbits here and there! A big, hearty THANK YOU to everyone who has read and commented on this blog this past year! Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about … Continue reading 2013 in Review

A New Call

Those of you who have been following my journey through seminary know that I had delayed my entry into the ELCA call process until a few months ago, and that since then, I have been in conversation with the Bishop of the Northern Great Lakes synod. We've made a few visits to the area and … Continue reading A New Call

What Fraternity Life Did For Me

During my last year at my university, I joined a fraternity. Shocking, right? That's what they all thought, too. Phi Beta had tried to recruit me for years, and I joke that the only reason I joined was that I ran out of excuses not to join. And so, in the autumn of 2007, seven … Continue reading What Fraternity Life Did For Me