Four Picture Books for Back to School

Four Picture Books for Back to School

It’s the time of year when first day of school photos start to populate my social media feed and at our own house we are checking to see if the tennis shoes still fit and carefully selecting the pre-sharpened pencils from the school supply aisle. Back to school holds...
Two Books for Clergy Burnout

Two Books for Clergy Burnout

When I read fiction I am often searching for stories that articulate the nuances of what it means to live with faith and doubt. Often fiction can reveal with far more clarity than other genres, what it means to wrestle with how we shape a life. A few weeks ago I...
Book Review: God’s Holy Darkness

Book Review: God’s Holy Darkness

“Darkness and blackness and night are too often compared to lightness and whiteness and day and found deficient, but let us name the beauty and goodness and holiness of darkness and blackness and night.” The opening lines of God’s Holy Darkness sets the tone for the...
Winter 2022 Reading Recap

Winter 2022 Reading Recap

As the days get warmer and the evenings longer, its time to reflect on what I read during the winter months. This winter I found myself reading in spurts. Three or four books a week followed by weeks reading nothing at all. One of my very favorite times to read is the...
As Featured On: Two On One

As Featured On: Two On One

I had the delightful opportunity to be a fourth time guest on the pop culture and theology podcast Two On One. Two on One is a weekly streamed talk show and podcast where Two (Revs. Arthur Stewart and Stephanie Kendell) interview One about the pop culture thing of...
All Our Ikea Friends Are Gone

All Our Ikea Friends Are Gone

We moved to the Dallas suburbs a decade ago when the sprawling metroplex boasted a single Ikea. The Swedish-based super retailer known for cheap furniture, white curtain panels and frozen meatballs sat squat and sprawling at the corner of two major toll roads only...

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