A Jigger Full of Jagger

I came across this, my first online 'about' page, from 2004. It is fun to read it again. Over a decade later, it still rings true: -A Jigger Full of Jagger- Captivated by mythology, I tangle with reality Quite content, a stranger here, not to be alone Who am I? I'll tell you who I'm … Continue reading A Jigger Full of Jagger

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Hope is a Muscle

Sometimes we experience wishful thinking and mistake it for hope. But hope is so much better than dreaming, even despite our culture's claims to the contrary. When I was in college, my stars were aligning. I wasn't so popular in High School. But by the end of my freshman year of college, I had been … Continue reading Hope is a Muscle

Compassion and Nehemiah 3

There is no more important posture one needs, in rebuilding broken things, than compassion ( “a willingness to suffer”) with those who languish under the weight of ruins. Suffering with another person is the willingness to enter into the mess and, with a Christ-like reverence for those whose lives are broken, being present with them in the reconstruction process. As Thomas Merton said in The Sign of Jonas of God’s compassion: “I am noisy, fully of the racket of my imperfections and passions, and the wide open wounds left by my sins. Full of my own emptiness. Yet, ruined as my house is, You [God] live there!”

The Heart of Social Presence

An excerpt from "A Spirituality of Social Presence", by Keith Jagger. (Epiphany Academy Dissertation). This post works like an introduction to what I would consider Discipleship 101. This is what I would tell a new Christian to spend their first five years practicing.  At the center of the Judeo-Christian worldview towers one stubborn conviction: “The earth is … Continue reading The Heart of Social Presence