A story from where I grew up

I grew up in a little town called Oreland — which is part of Springfield Township in Montgomery County, PA. Having a mother who was a history major, I grew up with a general awareness of my childhood home’s role in the Revolutionary War. I knew Springfield was mostly made up of a valley created…

The Summer book stack

One of my very favorite parts of the Williamsburg experience is being given a sum of money, pointed to their excellent book store, and told, “OK, go play.” Each time we head down I come back with a stack of books to enjoy over the long month in-between our visit. This time, as we were…

Contested Boundaries – wonderfully complex history

Last Summer I picked up [Contested Boundaries: Itinerancy and the Reshaping of the Colonial American Religious World](Itinerancy and the Reshaping of the Colonial American Religious World) at the Williamsburg bookstore. I typically save one of my purchases to read at the beginning of the following Summer, and this was the work which fell to the…

World Building

I typically write on “pastor stuff” for my Sunday posts, but I’ve been out sick all week so I’m writing on what first came to mind. I’m a great lover of Science Fiction and Fantasy. These genres, more than any other, offer readers portals into an entirely different world. Tolkien is, of course, the greatest…

Applied Imagination

Today’s post is a short story which takes place in the world I created for a novel I began several years back. One day, I’ll sit down and finish it just so I can say, “I wrote a novel.” It’ll never be published, but I can say I did it. The elevator door opened and…

From the Garden to the City: Imagination

Note: If you’re interested in checking out From the Garden to the City before you buy the book – you can help unlock chapters by clicking here. When the assignments came out for this blog tour I have to confess that I saw my name next to “imagination” and did a little jig. As you…