Rural Ministry Scholar

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

Death and Deviled Eggs

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”

Summertime Update

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”