So this is the page that no one usually reads. It’s about me. Here you will get the usual stuff. And maybe a little something else. So here goes.
I’m in my late thirties, a second-career seminarian, who took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study in Finland. I’m very interested in what the church and the laypeople think about the decline in membership of the Lutheran church in Finland. What are they doing about? Anything? What’s working? What’s not? Is there some kind of universal principle that works? What is the role of the church in society? Etc. Lots of questions. During my time there, I asked anyone and everyone about these things and now I have a ton of notes which I’m sorting through.
Let’s see, I’m married and we have four children. And yes, they all went with me to Finland. They loved it just as much as I did.
As you read the blog, you’ll see a variety of things – my interests. Here’s the summary version. I like running, religion, reading, writing, politics (it’s a love-hate thing).
The blog gives me an outlet to get out what goes on in my head without driving my wife nuts hearing about what’s going on inside my head all the time.
Before seminary I worked at a food pantry, was an entrepreneurial coach and had an extensive career in politics and campaigning in DC and in PA. (Long enough to know what politics is really about.)
Now I’m off to internship for a year in a little town in Pennsylvania.
That’s pretty much it for now. Thanks for reading my posts, I look forward to hearing from you, my dear reader. God Bless!