Identity Formation

back home

Well, we’re back and beginning to recover from jet lag after our first trip to the African continent.  Lynette, Pascal and I got to spent the better part of July in Kenya, with a few days in London en-route. What a trip. I’ve got more photos posted on my Facebook account, if you’d care to […]

post-Christendom formation?

So I’m in the process of writing a short piece exploring Christian spiritual/identity formation in a post-Christendom context. I’m desperately looking for any recommended websites, readings or other resources that might help me get a better sense of the shift from Christendom to post-Christendom while also expanding my understanding of how formation might be different […]

relational Christian education

I have said many times that if Mars Hill Graduate School had existed when I was doing my Masters work I would have been here in a heartbeat.  And for the last few years I’ve had the pleasure of learning with some of the most creative, Kingdom of God oriented, integrative people (students, staff, board […]

Hallelujah… Christ is Risen

Spring Song by Lucille Clifton . The green of Jesus is breaking the ground and the sweet smell of delicious Jesus is opening the house and the dance of Jesus music has hold of the air and the world is turning in the body of Jesus and the future is possible peace, dwight

The Great Sabbath

Christ rested in the tomb.

Holy Friday

Beneath Thy Cross by Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) Am I a stone, and not a sheep, That I can stand, O Christ, beneath thy cross, To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss, And yet not weep? Not so those women loved Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee; Not so fallen Peter weeping […]

weird, or just different – Derek Sivers

I have only recently discovered Derek Sivers . . . I love the way this guy sees life. Peace, dwight

pattern of prayer

My bus drops me off about 1.25 miles from my school, so I have a little bit of a walk.  I love this walk.  It affords me the opportunity to feel my city, I encounter some of its people, walk by some of the places where people work, I get my coffee from one of […]

Great post about my Grandma

After spending some time with my grandmonther, my cousin wrote a beautiful blog post. the journey of a diamond “Her arms held a million wrinkles and 100 million memories as well. As we (my mother and I) entered the room where she sat, she didn’t stop talking. Jabbering incoherently, her emotions were in obvious distress. […]

Tony Jones – Teaching of the 12

Welcome to day nine of the Tony Jones’, The Teaching of the Twelve, blog Tour. Let me begin expressing my gratitude for the thoughtful engagement with the Didache not only by Tony Jones but also by the other bloggers who have engaged this classic work through Tony’s new work.  I am thrilled to see the […]