“The Lepers in Your Head” / Chapter One: The Catalyst

This is the first chapter of a novella I've written. It will be published here one chapter at a time, probably twice a week. Trigger warning: this story is very dark, and may be triggering for those with suicidal ideation. It's also not the kind of thing you'd expect your pastor to write. So, fair … Continue reading “The Lepers in Your Head” / Chapter One: The Catalyst

A Dark Novella

So, there were times this year when I found myself writing a lot. And what I wrote was dark, really dark. But it kept flowing. Twenty thousand words later, I had created a novella called The Lepers in Your Head. I just started editing it, to clean it up a bit and make sure it … Continue reading A Dark Novella

Labyrinth #43: The Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, New Jersey

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #43: The Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, New Jersey

Searching for a Long-Lost Friend

A few months ago, I had a dream that led me down a very interesting path. I became mildly obsessed with searching online for information on a person I hadn’t seen in well over forty years. Let me explain. I’m going to change some names, for the sake of privacy. In order to explain this … Continue reading Searching for a Long-Lost Friend

Labyrinth #42: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Emmaus, Penna.

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #42: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Emmaus, Penna.

Labyrinth #41: Advent Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #41: Advent Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Labyrinth #40: Christ Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, New Jersey

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #40: Christ Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, New Jersey

Labyrinth #39: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Bridgewater, New Jersey

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #39: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Bridgewater, New Jersey

Invited or Impostor?

I just received an invitation to attend the installation of the new bishop of the synod where I serve as a pastor. I feel very uncomfortable about this, and I’m really not sure what I’m going to do. Let me explain. The installation of a synod bishop is normally a huge occasion, a festive affair. … Continue reading Invited or Impostor?

Can you really be “objective”?

I have a group of friends from my college days who get together weekly on Zoom. I’m not there every week; some of us go in and out. But each week we pose questions to the group, and discuss them. It’s a great opportunity to discuss questions, sometimes silly, sometimes deep, sometimes difficult, with people … Continue reading Can you really be “objective”?