Self-Appraisal Statement

My understanding of who I am is shaped more by following the way of Jesus than any other factor.  I strive to live the love of neighbor Jesus taught by embodying an ever-widening inclusiveness of the circle of those I count as neighbor.  My academic preparation for Christian ministry in schools affiliated with three traditions, varied roles in parish ministry in congregations affiliated with four additional denominations, and interactions with those in the wider family of faith through a variety Read More …

Review of Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha & Mohammed Cross the Road

Meet the Author Brian McLaren served in pastoral ministry for twenty years as the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church.  In 2006, he stepped down from that role to devote his time to writing and speaking.  McLaren has written over a dozen books, including Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words (2011 - read my review), A New Kind of Christianity (2010), and Everything Must Change: When the World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide (2009).   He has taught Read More …