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Baby Steps

Lead me through the darkness / Lead me through the unknown / Oh, lead me, Holy Ghost. (MercyMe, “Ghost”)

I’ve written before about my very much ongoing efforts at discernment, to determine if perhaps I am being called into ordained ministry after five decades on this planet. 230 more words

Snapshots of My Depression #15: The Belly of the Whale

This is one in a series of posts I’m calling “Snapshots of my Depression.” These are memories of times in my life when my mental illness manifested itself in one way or another. 1,262 more words


Ordained to Minister to God’s People and the Wandering Among Us

Over the course of September to December of 2017, our regularly attended (Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 7:30pm) gathering of Christians appointed Torrey Moe and David Simmons as pastors and elders for Jesus Missionary Communities. 921 more words

Home Church

My Ordination to the Diaconate

Here is the recording of my diaconal ordination, March 12, 2018. The service took place at my seminary chapel, The Chapel of the Apostles at The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. 13 more words


The Pastoral is Political: the Pastoral is Jeopardy

Many of you – I hope — know the game show “Jeopardy!” At least most folks know how to hum the theme music. In this Merv Griffin originated quiz show, contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers and then phrase their responses in the form of questions. 702 more words


The call of God

Touching upon the topic of God’s calling to the ministry, the Verse of the Day for March 9, 2018 comes from 2 Timothy 1:9 (NIV): 564 more words

Application Of Biblical Principles