A quote sent to me by my colleague Bert, really spoke to me today: “The sorrows and wounds God’s people receive from their losses are not miraculously healed after a short time of emotional catharsis. And sometimes in the church there is such an impatience with grief. Why isn’t Allan “over” Carol’s death or Connie … Continued

Thank you friends…

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us … Continued

Garden Campus

How to see the university can be a challenge for those who are trying to understand campus life and for those who are new to university. For some inadvertantly the university becomes a commodified space offering a product they need, for others a degree granting nemesis to be conquered. There are a muliplicity of ways … Continued


One of the struggles I have had through the grieving process is what I am calling interpretosis (over-interpreting) – assigning meaning to things that I really have no idea what they mean. I have also been acutely aware of well meaning others who seem to suffer from the same malady as they tried to put … Continued

Difficult beginnings

I am not sure where to begin blogging again. So much has happened that deters me from knowing where to begin and each step creates an ache and pain in my heart that I don’t want to be prodded. Grief from losing our daughter is indescribable with words, but if they come I will begin … Continued

Reading List

Having finished teaching a philosophical ethics course I now find some time to read again beyond that realm. Some books I am reading: Thinking About God – Gregory Ganssle To Be Told – Dan Allender Who Made God – Edgar Andrews After McDonaldization – John Drane Pathfinder – Orson Scott Card Sabbath – Dan Allender … Continued

Good Friday Meditation – 2011

It has been called the wondrous cross. It has been labeled Good Friday. It has been described as a serious tragedy. It has been likened to a monstrosity. It has been held up as the epitome of virtue. It has been said that He died for you there. The cross. How could all of these … Continued

A fellow GraceFinder who works with the Navigators passed on this excellent meditation. It reminds me of why I am situated where I am in connection with a faith tradition but also the blindspots that may most easily beset me and those associated with it. The greatest corrective is actually the gospel in the widest … Continued

GraceQuest Theology (sponsored by GraceFinder): Quote of the day “the goal of good theology is to humble us before the Triune God of majesty and grace” Michael Horton pg. 1 of The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims along the Way If you have in any way been burned in the past by reading … Continued

From Skeptic to GraceFinder…. GF