Pastors and trauma

I listened to this podcast interview and found many similar parallels to my own journey. The trajectory of this pastor’s journey and struggle was very similar to mine. (I didn’t end up in Puerto Rico, but not all of us could, I’m sure.) In a time of polarization and “great resignations,” the American conservative churchContinue reading “Pastors and trauma”

A year as ordained deacon

I am approaching my one year anniversary of ordination as a vocational deacon in the Anglican Church in North America. It has been a journey from 30 years of ministry in one tradition and now entering ordained ministry in a new (to me) tradition. The vocational deacon is still being “formed” in the ACNA. ItContinue reading “A year as ordained deacon”

Incarnational ministry at the border

My wife and I have spent the week on the border of Texas and Mexico. The number one lesson I’ve learned when it comes to opinions about immigration: we all have opinions about immigration. Also, most opinions that get shared from either viewpoint (“pro” immigrant or “anti” immigrant) in a wider audience come from peopleContinue reading “Incarnational ministry at the border”