Publications

Coffeehouse Contemplative: Spiritual Direction for the Everyday

Noesis Press, 2016

Through anecdote, engagement with scripture, theological reflection, and practical application, explores concepts of spirituality, prayer, and spiritual direction for those who are either unclear about these terms' meaning, or haven’t considered them despite a lifetime of religious participation. Over the course of this book, the reader will be introduced to a variety of thinkers including Ignatius of Loyola, Brother Lawrence, Karl Rahner, and Teresa of Avila. Their writings and traditions will help shape a definition of spirituality as seeking a deeper connection with God and understanding of self, wherever we are and in whatever we do. To encourage further consideration of the subject matter, each chapter will include a list of questions for reflection in an individual or group context.

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Books (Contributor)

From the Psalms to the Cloud: Connecting to the Digital Age, ed. Maria Mankin & Maren Tirabassi, Pilgrim Press, 2013

An (un)Common Book of Hours - Advent Christmas Epiphany Year A, ed. Peter Watkins, 2013

Ordinary Time: Year B Devotions for June to November, ed. Theresa Coleman, St. Thursday Press, 2006


Online


New Sacred contributor page

Shalem Institute contributor page

Christian Century CCblogs Network contributor page

What Churches Can Learn from Doctor Who, Holy Experiments, September 2017

Why I Left, Why I Stayed (book review), Englewood Review of Books, February 2017

Desperately Seeking Spirituality (book review), Englewood Review of Books, October 2016

This is How we Eat: Ethics in the Zombie Apocalypse, Super Hero Ethics, July 2016

The Spirituality of Wine (book review), Englewood Review of Books, June 2016

Experimenting with Spirituality (book excerpt), Holy Experiments, April 2016

Our Means for God's End, The High Calling, May 2015

The Emerging Church in Rural Ohio, Next Wave, August 2007

"Exciting" Christianity, Next Wave, December 2006


Print articles

"Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (book review)," Englewood Review of Books, Fall 2017

"Ice Age 2: Christian Meltdown!" The Wittenburg Door, September/October 2006