I am bi+. I am and have always been attracted to people of a variety of gender identities. It is just one part of who I am, but it is a part of who I am. It's a part of who I have always been. Every resource written. Every workshop given. Every conversation shared. Nothing has changed about me, but I am looking forward to being more of myself with you.
13 Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13Common English Bible I chose to start Raising Good People with a chapter on compassion because compassion, love in action, is required for any of the other traits we see in Jesus. Without compassion, you can't truly live genuinely, make … Continue reading Compassion is the foundation of good character
When I was in seminary, I was inspired by liberative forms of Christian education found in activist and movement ministries. Paulo Freire's books Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of Hope renewed my passion in the power of the Holy Spirit's movement outside of hierarchy and institution. I wanted to make this spiritual formation easier … Continue reading Compassion: Ruby Bridges
I have struggled with anxiety for my entire life. If you have seen Inside Out, my command center is run by Fear. I have depended on perfectionism, planners, and the illusion of control to help ease Fear. As an adult, I have learned new coping skills like meditation, box breathing, the five sense technique, and … Continue reading Self-Compassion When You’re Anxious and Depressed
For the next year, Cokesbury Kids will be releasing chapters of my book Raising Good People for free through the Cokesbury Kids Club. Each month, the members of the group will get access to a chapter a month. This month the introduction will release. Leading up to its release, I am going to post some “get to know me” posts … Continue reading Michael and Rowan: My Pod