Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Let's Get It Started... Again!

We are going to try to get this started again. For those that wish to post on this blog, please introduce yourself in the comments for this post. Jim asked in an email if we could share some about ourselves. Allen replied to that email and he may copy that to this post, but I will jump in too.

I have been a Christ follower since childhood. I grew up in the Church of the Nazarene and have been ordained in that tradition. I have spent time as a pastor early in my career, but always planned on being a family therapist. I now own and operate a small group private practice in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

I have been happily married for 19 years and am the proud father of three daughters; a freshman in high school, fifth grader, and kindergartner.

I am a mystic at heart. I love the deep mystery of the eucharist, silence, solitude and contemplative prayer. I long for a deeper, more meaningful spirituality than I have experienced in the traditional protestant church. I am searching. I am drawn to the ideas and dialogue of the emergent movement.

I am looking forward to this conversation and all each participant has to offer.


1 comment:

Tim said...

Hi, Tim here. I see I've been chosen for the first blog. I'll try to get something up on the site by the end of the day this upcoming Monday. Here's a little biographical info.

I grew up in the Apostolic Christian Church, a separatist & sectarian Anabaptist tradition. I went to Wheaton College in Illinois where I was introduced through friends to the Episcopal liturgy. Even though it was a big change from the church of my roots, I loved it. Then felt called to attend Lutheran seminary and have been ordained Lutheran pastor since 1993. Am currently on leave from call to write my dissertation at the University of Iowa. I'm married and have three kids.