ministry, personal, spiritual, stories, work & vocation

Why Seminary?

"A woman asked me at lunch today -- not in a confrontational way, but just in the I'm-confused way in which it often comes -- 'And why are you going to seminary?'" - Dr. Greg Garrett, Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that (and… Continue reading Why Seminary?

church, community, emerging adulthood, ministry, personal, Scripture, spiritual, work & vocation

The Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows Program: A Year of Community & Calling

In one week, I'll be embarking on a 9-month journey of aiming to live out the very 2 topics I've addressed lately on the blog: community and calling. Specifically, in one week, I'll be starting a program called the Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows Program, based out of Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, TX. The Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows… Continue reading The Beecherl-Corrigan Fellows Program: A Year of Community & Calling

book reflections, emerging adulthood, work & vocation

Emerging Adulthood According to James Fowler: A Reflection on Calling

Last week: a blog inspired by pop music. This week: inspired by personality psychology. Yet, they both manage to address central concerns of emerging adulthood -- community and calling. When I recently read Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian by psychologist James W. Fowler, I think I was hoping for a how-to guide. But it's not. At all. Instead of… Continue reading Emerging Adulthood According to James Fowler: A Reflection on Calling

emerging adulthood, spiritual

Making Tough Decisions (a.k.a. How A Raisin Box Changed My Life)

Parker Palmer famously wrote in Let Your Life Speak that “Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” I might also add that I must listen to my raisin box telling me what to do. Sound strange? I'll explain in a minute.… Continue reading Making Tough Decisions (a.k.a. How A Raisin Box Changed My Life)