I don’t believe people can change

People never change. Their opinions and their thoughts are what they are, and nothing can change that. When I prepare sermons, and reflect upon sermons I’ve preached, I sometimes think, People never change. What’s the point of preaching? When I read about polarizing political topics, I often think, People never change. What’s the point in … Continue reading I don’t believe people can change

Right Now (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Luke 9:51-62. There are a lot of proverbs out there. I don’t mean the biblical book of proverbs. I mean sayings, folk wisdom, the kinds of things we repeat to ourselves and to each other. You know, things like, … Continue reading Right Now (Sermon)

Reviews Wanted!

Thank you so much to all who have purchased a copy of Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith. I hope that you have had a chance to start reading it, and I hope that you've found it meaningful. It's certainly not too late to pick up a copy! It's available online at Amazon, … Continue reading Reviews Wanted!

The Mercy I’ve Been Shown (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The gospel reading was Luke 8:26-39. The sermon was clearly inspired in part by the recent release of my book, Darkwater. The stories in scripture are our stories of faith, stories that tell us about ourselves and … Continue reading The Mercy I’ve Been Shown (Sermon)

Darkwater Release Today!

My first book, Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith is now available for purchase! Paperback and e-book editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and everywhere books are sold. Request it at your favorite bookshop! Click here to order from Amazon. Click here to order from Barnes & Noble. Click here for … Continue reading Darkwater Release Today!

A Question for You about the Good Voices

In just two days, my first book, Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith, will officially be released. I’ve been asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! In the book Darkwater, I talk about hearing the voice of God throughout my life. … Continue reading A Question for You about the Good Voices

A Question for You about Mean Voices in our Heads

My first book, Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith, will be released in just five days. I’m spending these days asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! One of the major focuses in the book is a voice in my head … Continue reading A Question for You about Mean Voices in our Heads

A Question for You about Sharing

Just eight days until the release of my book Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I’m spending these days asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! One of the major themes of Darkwater is the public sharing of my struggle with … Continue reading A Question for You about Sharing

A Question for You about Friendship

There are eleven days until the release of my book Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I’m spending these days asking you some questions related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! Friendships are really important in the story I tell in Darkwater. The narrator of … Continue reading A Question for You about Friendship

A Question for You about Music

There are only two weeks until the release of Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I’m spending these days sharing some questions with you related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section! One of the minor themes in the book Darkwater is music. (And much of … Continue reading A Question for You about Music