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The New Parish has finally been released

Tim Soerens, Dwight J. Friesen and Paul Sparks (with the generous help of Intervarsity Press) have finally released their much anticipated book, “The New Parish.” Here is my endorsement of their book: “Awww parish… That allusive, magical and fragile vision of faith formation that lovingly engineers life around neighborly love.  In The New Parish, Paul, Tim and Dwight enflesh this ancient […]

My Interview on The Dove TV with Perry Atkinson and Patrick Doyle

Here is an interview I recently gave to Dove TV, on their daily talk show “Focus Today”. The interview begins with a bit of my story… spends some times discussing my experiences with Muslims in Albania… continues through my burn-out and recovery… Reed College… and finally some discussions of spiritual health, wholeness, freedom, authenticity and […]

High Praise from Leadership Journal

As you may or may not know, I have been offering a monthly column to Leadership Journal’s online magazine. Two of those articles received special end of the year honors: “You’ve Done It Unto Me” appeared on two editorial “best of the year” lists for all Leadership Journal content. And a personal favorite, “Gay Marriage […]

A Moment to Think About Me

I am tired of loving others. It is exhausting. I am tired of “love thy neighbor.” I am tired of “these three: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” What about me? What about a little me-love? When I imagine me-love, I imagine a place that is all about me. This […]