Resolve to Change

This morning I archived the Scrivener project for my 2017 blog posts. And thus begins a new year.

The Future

I’ve reached the point in vocational life where the people who have been a big part of my development are either retiring or contemplating retirement. It’s a strange feeling, witnessing all the “grown ups” begin to step back and ask those they’ve mentored, “So what are you all going to do now?” 1 The truth…

Finding bounds in a changing world

Contested Boundaries, a book I wrote about recently, is an engaging read on the nature of struggle between “old” and “new” lights in the era of itinerancy. For the old lights, morality and religious purity were outworking of a localized religious establishment. The presence of an established parish served as a guarantee of security for…

Historic Meditation

I’ve always wondered why I love history so much. I go out of my way to explore historical threads, and will schedule my vacations around historical exploration. In fact, one of the reasons why I’m so drawn to Christianity is through it’s history 1.  But what is the draw? Many people will study history because…

The Road Travelled

The Duolok strode through the city gates, given a wide berth by the traders and travelers near it. It’s mane of leaf-like hair poured over his shoulder, forming a scratching sound as it rubbed against the rough skin of his naked back. Scholars believed Duoloks could tell the identity the own kind simply by this…