Someone Else’s Afterlife? (11 min read)

Someone Else’s Afterlife? (11 min read)

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the death of my dear mentor and friend, Scottie Johnson, and I spent the morning on the soil in front of the graves of Emerson and Thoreau. This post is adapted from a sermon I wrote a few days after Scottie’s death. What if...
Ash, Bone, & Temporary (5 min read)

Ash, Bone, & Temporary (5 min read)

(5 minute read) From my journal – September 6, 2018 Today my fingernails are filled with soil and the ashes of people I’ve known. I have an unusual job. As a minister, I have the honor on a regular basis of helping to scatter people’s ash, the remains of church...
Come and See

Come and See

Does something feel broken with us as a society right now? I’m not a real handy kind of person around the house, and so when something is broken or leaking or on fire and needs to be fixed really quick, I often find myself in the context of a big-box...