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I was an “energizer” for the 2012 Celebration of the Illinois Conference of the UCC. (That is to say, I was a workshop presenter.) My theme for the workshop was the connection between surprise and hospitality—and the consequent importance of … Continue reading
The annual Celebration of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th. I am an “energizer” for the conference—yes, … Continue reading
For the last five years I have been in an ordination process under the supervision of a denominational committee. That committee is called the Ministry Team for Authorized Ministers; it’s a committee of the Prairie Association of the Illinois Conference … Continue reading
Here’s some more video from the concert I gave on November 12, 2011 at the Sycamore United Methodist Church in Sycamore, IL. (Thanks to the staff there for providing this footage.) My brother Ben helped me with some of chords … Continue reading
Here’s some video from the concert I gave on November 12, 2011 at the Sycamore United Methodist Church in Sycamore, IL. (Thanks to the staff there for providing this footage.) The song is my “Prophet’s Lament”.
A Short History of the Creeds Informally, the word creed can mean any statement of belief: I believe in God. I don’t believe in God. Buy and hold. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Every day a box … Continue reading
In this recording, I guide the dear listener through a spiritual exercise that uses a happy food memory as a connection to God. The exercise takes about ten minutes. We started with this exercise at a retreat on the theme … Continue reading
Those who made it to my December retreat at Pilgrim Park received drafts of the first three chapters of my new book. The title of the book is Seeker, Skeptic: Christian Spiritual Practices With (Almost) No Strings Attached. It opens … Continue reading