I hope you enjoy your time here. The defining ethos for this site revolves around the Christian story and how it plays in the world. My interest is in what can be called God’s two books, the Bible, and nature and how they interact with each other. Specifically, this means thoughtful and engaging comments around ecclesiology. biblical studies, birding, and maybe even the occasional thing on (good) coffee.

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Advent Reflections

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I have always been a fan of Christmas.  More recently, I have come to realize that I love Advent almost as much. It is a season to prepare and a time to wait.... READ MORE

Vulnerability and the Church

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We want our pastors to be vulnerable but without any wounds. Ok, maybe wounds are allowed so long as they are healed wounds. We want healed wounds without any scars. Well, maybe scars... READ MORE