Category Archives: Theology

What I learned about myself, life and God from my son on the Autistic Spectrum: Part 3

5. We often value people for very superficial reasons part 1: There are a whole set of criteria that people are judged by constantly by those around them including, but not limited to: physical appearance and dress, weight, proportions, muscle … Continue reading

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What I learned about myself, life and God from my son on the autistic spectrum: Part 2

This is part 2 of a reflection in honor of Autism awareness month. 3. We live in an incredibly complex world and human communication is even more complex. Because of what I do, as a pastor, I am constantly interacting … Continue reading

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Remembering Bonhoeffer: The Powers of Good

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed at Flossenberg Concentration Camp on April 9, 1945, and at some other point I am sure I will share more reflections since his writings have definitely shaped me in many ways, but today I am just … Continue reading

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What I learned about myself, life and God from my son on the autistic spectrum: Part 1

I remember vividly standing in the backyard of the parsonage in Blanchardville, Wisconsin the day we finally received my son’s diagnosis of PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified) and yelling at God, “What more do you want from me, I’ve … Continue reading

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Violence and the Bible

If you spend much time with scripture you have to come to some sense of resolution about how you will approach the question of violence within the Bible. If you are following what I am writing about Esther, we are … Continue reading

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