This is me talking.

Occasionally, I say things out loud in front of large and small groups. 

These are those. 

 

a few words on St. Dolly Parton + the art of extravagant joy.

a few words on hope, cynicism, Christian marketing, and what it means to parent the world in all the ways we wanted the world to parent us.

a few words on living, dying and the book of James.

a few words on trust and radical okayness. 

a few words on uncovering the unexpected sacredness all around us. 

a few words on scarcity and abundance.

a few words on idolatry and unprofessional christianity. 

a few words on scapegoating and bob dylan. 

a few words on what happens to us if we survive the drive home. 

a few words on fear, resurrection, and showing people our scars. 

a few words on the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.