How did a low-church Baptist boy from the North Georgia mountains ever end up in a liturgical tradition like Anglicanism?
As I walked along the banks of the River Liffey on the last day of my journey, I think all the energy of the ancient cities I had visited––London, Oxford, and Dublin––began to course their way into me.
When I return to my hometown, I realize I am a fish out of water. I recognize the sights, the sounds, and the flavors, but they are no longer mine. There is an aesthetic, verbal, and all-around cultural disconnect. The experience is bittersweet.
As children, I think we need these places. We need places where dangers lurk, mysteries lie beneath the surface, and doorways to other worlds wait to be discovered.
I preached my grandfather’s funeral this past weekend. I was simultaneously saddened by the loss of my grandfather and relieved that his long battle with multiple ailments was over and … Continue reading Preaching Through Pain
In less than a month, I will travel to my hometown of Ellijay, Georgia for a few days. Louisville has become my adopted home over the last six years, and for good reason. That said, I have a lot of love for my hometown. I love the more relaxed pace, I love my family, and I love the Appalachian Mountains.
Almost a year and a half ago, I was having a conversation with one of my pastors. At the time, I was set to soon be part of a church … Continue reading Louisville
This is the way of life together: “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Rom. 12:15)
I grew up in the North Georgia mountains, in the rolling, rural heart of the Deep South, and thus was thoroughly aware of Christianity from a very early age. The … Continue reading My Testimony
I have been very quiet here and at Image of Truth as of late. Honestly, the majority of the semester had me in a mental fog, and my mood matched … Continue reading So Where am I?
It is no secret that I have had a certain enmity with Christmas for quite a few years now. As a child, I embraced Christmas as it was given me: … Continue reading Finding My Christmas: A Personal Journey to Advent
Advent has come to us once again. Yesterday marked the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the beginning of the Church calendar and the start of the Advent season, remembering the awaiting … Continue reading Advent