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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Minister
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Introduction My passion is to discover what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century in company with others who believe that the ancient roots of faith can speak to modern concerns in fresh ways. I'm sustained by groups like Sojourners in Washington, D.C.; the work of people like Diana Butler Bass (author of "Christianity for the Rest of Us") and Brian McLaren of the "emerging church" movement; and a network of friends across the country who believe these are adventurous times for living out the meaning of following Jesus.
Interests Hiking, canoeing, biking, anything outdoors, movies, music, tennis, Tar Heel basketball, time with my young adult sons and wife, coffee and conversation, reading American history and politics, listening to jazz music and reading about its history
Favorite Movies Life as a House, Chocolate, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, most anything with Johnny Depp, Bourne Identity movies, Indiana Jones, Sean Bean's BBC movies about "Sharpe", and anything with Helen Mirren
Favorite Music U2, Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Rory Block, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Pat Metheny, all the historic jazz greats but especially Louie Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and the fabulous Etta James
Favorite Books A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut novels, James Lee Burke detective fiction, Ian Rankin detective fiction, Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series of historical novels, J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, theology of Jurgen Moltmann and Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamotte and Returning by Dan Wakefield.