Podcast Interview: “Calming the Chaos”

I was recently interviewed by Tracy at Calming the Chaos. We talk about all kinds of things, from the "Mike Treatment" to bongo drums to labyrinths. Check it out at the following links! YouTube Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify View a list of all my podcast episodes.

It’s Not Easy Seeing Green

The Dark Voice has been with me since childhood. My closest companion, my eternal shadow. It’s the part of me that hates me, that wants me to feel miserable. It tells me: You are worthless. It tells me: You are only hurting people. Above all, it tells me: You should have known better. This voice … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Seeing Green

We Worship in Hope (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the Second Sunday of Easter. The gospel reading was John 20:19-31. Today is the Second Sunday of Easter. In the church year, Easter isn’t one day. It’s a seven-week season. The resurrection of Christ is so big that we celebrate for seven weeks, a … Continue reading We Worship in Hope (Sermon)

Strengthened by Sacrament (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached on Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023. The gospel text was John 13:1-17, 31b-35. Every now and then someone will say to me “I don’t go to church because I don’t get anything out of it.” I never know what to say to that: “I’m sorry?” … Continue reading Strengthened by Sacrament (Sermon)

Validating our Grief

So, this morning I was driving to my biweekly therapy session. Along the way I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Not Good. The episode I heard was about grief; the host Molly gave a very thoughtful and heartfelt monologue about what grief looks like, what it feels like, and shared some very … Continue reading Validating our Grief

Darkwater Audiobook!

Over the last few months, I have been working with my excellent friend Pete Barry to create the audiobook version of Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith. I'm pleased to announce that it is now available! Complete and unabridged, read by the author (me!), and running to a grand total of five hours … Continue reading Darkwater Audiobook!

Repentance, Death, and Life (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The gospel reading was John 11:1-45. If you would like to see this sermon, you can click here. Our fifth Lenten discipline is repentance. And I need to define what that word means. We often think of the … Continue reading Repentance, Death, and Life (Sermon)

Breaking Through (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fourth Sunday in Lent. The gospel reading was John 9:1-42. It's printed below throughout the sermon, because of the particular way I preached today. 1As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, … Continue reading Breaking Through (Sermon)

Hopefully Tomorrow…

This is a shameless cross-posting from my newsletter, Biblia Luna. If you're interested in signing up for it, a weekly look into the intersection of faith and mental illness, then just click here. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Molly Jameson for her podcast Not Good. I felt at … Continue reading Hopefully Tomorrow…

Hope Abides (Sermon)

On Sunday, March 12, 2023, I led a worship service called "The Darkness May Linger, But Hope Abides." The theme of the service was to honestly lament all that we'd lost over the last three years in the COVID-19 pandemic, and also to proclaim the hope that God provides. This is an adapted form of … Continue reading Hope Abides (Sermon)