Begging

There was a day when beggars were received as gifts within the life of the church, and through the witness of the church, the greater society. Part of the gift of my life has been seeing the commonality between “university advancement” and the fundraising offices of major philanthropic institutions and …

Michael Hanby

Michael Hanby has become one of my heroes. From his early joint essay with Stan Hauerwas on Taylor’s “buffered self” to his …

The End of the “Long Summer”

Time again has lapsed since my last posting. I find it interestingly emotionally taxing to blog. Perhaps relating last week, and the …

A Week

What we have seen in the United States this week — and in San Diego — has been coming for a long …

District Assembly Report

Last week we had our District Assembly.  Now outside the Church of the Nazarene, I don’t know why anyone would care.  But …

Re-Lauching (again)

Survived. That word works well as an underlying account of my life. “Survived” this time means survived a year with melanoma in …