Reconciling

It has been some time since a new blog post has graced this site.  Much has happened in life. I graduated with my Master of Arts in Human Development I received the Outstanding Final Paper Award for my final Position Paper, entitled – A River Between:  Scandalous Learning, Grace, and …

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My Blue Ribbon Miracle

Taxes. Nobody really enjoys paying them.  But when my spouse came to me and said, “It looks like we’re going to owe about $1,200 or more,” it was like an elephant landed on my chest. I was self-employed, and my spouse just received a massive pay-cut after changing jobs.  Part …

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The Scandal of Grace and Discrimination

Grace

This is the first post in a series of blog postings about “The Scandal of Grace” and my experience navigating church and faith.  Enjoy part one – “The Scandal of Discrimination”. A couple of months ago, I traveled to my parents’ home in Missouri, where I sang the song, The …

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Are you policing or serving?

This post actually comes from a dream I had some months ago, and it wasn’t until recently, that I explored the concepts again. Here’s my dream: I’m gathered with 10 or 11 other guys and we’re searching for someone, maybe waiting. This is someone we’ve been after for a long …

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Starting and Finishing a Learning Journey

Back in March (2015), I decided to re-apply for admission to a graduate program that I left in 2008. Now that I’ve been accepted, I’m soon embarking on my last three credits to complete a Master of Arts in Human Development. Much of my coursework previously focused on the process …

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Hand Over Your Badge!

I go to a weekly men’s group at my church, which I’m finding to be incredibly valuable. A lot of us who are dealing with struggles or questions of Faith come together to support one another, listen, and be of support. Everyone struggles with something, and I’m no different. However, …

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Christ is my Druid

So yes, I’ve finally done it! I’ve replaced my old website and blog with this new one! It’s actually an old blog that’s re-invented – I once wrote about “A River Between” with regard to learning and “unschooling” (directing one’s own learning outside of institutional structures). Now I’m simply applying …

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How to treat our Black Sheep Neighbors

As a frequent reader of the content on Patheos.com, I wanted to submit what was on my heart in response to the current trending topic: “Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed? Responses to Climate Change“. Let me first qualify my statements here as a person who identifies himself as both a Christian …

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