I am an immigrant

My friend Jason wrote earlier this week about being a digital native. I am not, but to borrow from that really lame bumper sticker I’ve seen about people who move to Texas, “I got here as quick as I could!” I enjoy, and appreciate, and adopt new technology pretty well, I think.  I know peopleContinue reading “I am an immigrant”


I posted Aug. 28th that I was heading for Nashville to interview for Ecclesiastical Endorsement.  I was interviewed by a team of three peers – other clergy who, like myself, serve outside the local church setting.  All three are also chaplains in a variety of settings. The interview was a very affirming process.  I wasContinue reading “Endorsed!”

The Art of the Sermon

Last night was my first ever experience of Rob Bell in person preaching/speaking/delivering a message.   I intended to take notes, perhaps even twitter it, but found myself rather just listening, watching, absorbing. Bell has been a major influence on me for these last 4 or 5 years, so seeing/hearing him in person was a joy. Continue reading “The Art of the Sermon”

Going to see how Grand the Rapids really are.

I’ve got to tell you – I’m pumped!  I’m going to Poets, Prophets, Preachers! Like Adam, and I’m sure countless others, I’ll be blogging from Grand Rapids.  I’ll be postnig ehre at least daily, but more, much more often than that on twitter.   Follow me @steveheyduck or look for the #ppp09.

Rohr Roars Like a Lamb

I have committed myself to joy. I have come to realize that those who make space for joy, those who prefer nothing to joy, those who desire the utter reality, will most assuredly have it. We must not be afraid to announce it to refugees, slum dwellers, saddened prisoners, angry prophets. Now and then weContinue reading “Rohr Roars Like a Lamb”