Rural Ministry Educator, Consultant, Writer
As a rural theologian and educator, I offer courses to help clergy, laity, and churches explore the potentials of their rural places.
I work with theological schools, continuing education programs, regional denominational organizations, churches, and individuals.
Rusty Water Towers: A Blog About Rural Theology, Ministry, and Creativity
Mighty long shifts are for workingHeavy dreams are for toting aroundLet’s pretend there’s a place to goWhere I can lay this hacksaw down. Zack Bryan, “Quiet Heavy Dreams” This lyric gives some language to my feelings as of late. The past couple of years (not just the pandemic, but life itself) has been a mightyContinue reading ““Heavy dreams are for toting around””
A few years ago, I was on my way to a funeral. An in person, non-masking, church member funeral with a receiving of friends, a service, and committal. Funerals remind me of funerals, the same way this Christmas will remind you of last Christmas. So many of the practices are the same. At this funeral,Continue reading “Death and Deviled Eggs”
Does anyone else have seasonal playlists? I have a summertime sooth playlist filled with chill country music. I built it last year while I was tearing out walls in the basement before the basement waterproofing team sealed the cinderblock walls. It includes, of course, the song “Summertime” by Orville Peck. I discovered Orville Peck throughContinue reading “Summertime Update”