“Never let any preacher tell you that you’re a worthless sinner.”
Born and raised in the Western Christian tradition, called to preach at 16, then moved on to a deeper study of spiritual growth and learning. I have always been surrounded by the spirituality of love and INclusion, and work/speak with many people of different (or no) spiritual backgrounds. Now a minister in a Church Without Walls I specialize in reaching out to the outsider, the unloved, the misunderstood, and the least-expected in the Greater Kingdom. I work as an inter-faith “street minister,” writing from the Christian tradition. I am a member of PFLAG, proponent of gay marriage rites, and work always for the inclusion of all people in the kingdom of God – no exceptions and no excuses.
In the dream where you show up to school naked, why do you never go swimming?
I grew up in the mountains, so none of the schools had pools: it would all just slosh out one side and roll down hill, pissing off the next city down.
A Short Credo
This snippet is taken from a work titled A Course in Miracles. It’s quite a ponderous tome, and there are many pages inside that do not follow my own spiritual beliefs. I’ve read the book as a point of interest but never “took the course.” However, if I were to point to a central raison d’etre for my own life and vocation, it is from those pages:
I am here to be truely helpful.
I am here to represent Him who sent me.
I do not worry about what to say or what to do,
because He who sent me
will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes,
knowing that He is there with me.
I will be healed,
as I let Him teach me to be healed.
- gay marriage
- centering prayer
- pulpit communications
- group dynamics
- self growth
- Beautiful Thing
- Come Undone
- Latter Days
- Into Great Silence
- The Shoes of the Fisherman
- The Lion in Winter
- J.S. Bach
- Armin van Buuren
- “On the Transcendence of Souls”
- “Nixon in China”
- Bette Midler
- “Gaither Homecoming Friends”
- QAF Soundtrack