About the Blog

The Title: Coffeehouse Contemplative is meant to refer to the spiritual content that chiefly is found here (contemplative), but also with a sense that it's meant to be grounded in the everyday (coffeehouse).

This blog used to go by the name Philosophy Over Coffee. Depending on how you landed here, you may have thought it was still called that. Well, it's not anymore. Stop trying to talk to me about Socrates.

The Content: 

There are at least three general themes you'll find here that the title is meant to reflect:

Ministry - As a local church pastor, I often muse either on my own experience in that role or on where I think the 21st century church is meant to go.

Prayer - I have an interest in spiritual practices and occasionally share liturgy that I've written. If you'd like permission to use something, just let me know.

Pop culture - I'm one of those pastors who likes exploring where faith themes may possibly intersect with books, movies, TV shows, and music. The last Friday of every month, I share a brief roundup of what I've been reading, watching, or hearing lately.

This blog is an independent ministry. I strive for an honesty here that you probably won't find on The Official Blog of Pastor So-and-So of Such-and-Such Church, and that's the way I like it.

Welcome, and thanks for reading.