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 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
A Question for You about Place
There are only seventeen days until the release of my first book, Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I want to spend the time leading up to it by starting a conversation with you. Yes, you! Are you a friend or family member of mine? Or perhaps a member of the congregation where … Continue reading A Question for You about Place
What? Why? Huh? (Sermon)
This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The gospel text was John 12:1-8. Did you ever hear the story of the blind men and the elephant? It comes from India, and it’s been told a number of ways. Here’s one way: There were once six … Continue reading What? Why? Huh? (Sermon)
Labyrinth #36: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Sparta, 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 #36: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Sparta, New Jersey
How is your brain today?
People sometimes ask me, "How are you doing?" or "How are you feeling?" Sometimes, of course, it's just blah blah small talk, like all of us engage in. But sometimes, people will ask me, "How are you doing?" and I know that they're asking it regarding my mental health. They're not just saying hello, they're … Continue reading How is your brain today?
Never Enough Left (poem, 2008)
I found some old poems I wrote in 2008. This was about a year after I was ordained a pastor, and I was having some second thoughts about my calling. Was I really cut out for this? My wife and I were also at this time expecting our first child, and I was anxious about … Continue reading Never Enough Left (poem, 2008)