A Writer's Thoughts

Evolution of a Book: Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care

Is it any wonder why I spent the pandemic writing my second book on trauma?  In the valley where I live in Southern Oregon the pandemic was especially brutal.  Vaccine resistance was high, which fit our culture of skepticism about western medicine and governmental authority.  A medical provider attended...

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Eastertide Messages

It is the Christian season of Eastertide when followers celebrate Jesus’ triumph over death. He rose, ascended, and took his place alongside the Creator for eternity.  The subject has been messy since the early church began shaping the narrative. Is it “fact” or is it a narrative designed to alleviate...

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Laughing and Learning

My stand-up comedy teacher said, “Even when you’re not funny, you’re interesting.” I might have that quote carved on my gravestone. He said this to me the week before our final exam for the class – a ten-minute stand-up routine at the famous San Francisco venue, The Purple Onion, in the wood paneled...

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