Category Archives: State of Formation

The Accidental Theologian

A month ago, I was commissioned by the Journal of InterReligious Dialogue (JIRD) to write a response to one of their new articles on possible strategies for productive dialogue with the global Muslim community. Not being a religious scholar, I’m … Continue reading

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Ambient, Not Quiet

I’ve been meaning to write a post about why the gaps in between posts have yawned on longer and longer here recently. For now, here’s the short answer: fatherhood, job search. That should cover it, but, as usual, I have … Continue reading

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Labels Are (Bird) Crap

As mentioned yesterday, I’m in the midst of a gap between temp projects, which means I have a bit more time to focus on writing. While I’m still not the kind of writer that wakes up at 5am and writes … Continue reading

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The Revolving Door of Dialogue

As promised in my last post, I’ve written up some more formal reflections on my experience this past week at the State of Formation executive committee conference in a new post titled, “Out-In-Etc: Being (Not Going) Back).” The contrast of … Continue reading

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Words, Processing

A quote that sums up my e-silence of late, from one of the most horribly awesome movies of all time, Troll 2 (which is neither a sequel to Troll, nor does it even have trolls in it): “We need time … Continue reading

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State of Formation: #2

My second piece for the interfaith megablog, State of Formation, is now live, and is titled, “Drinking the Dregs: Tepid Thoughts on Indecision.” This piece was sort of a tough one to write for me. Recently, I’ve been stuck in … Continue reading

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