I was born in West Virginia and raised in South Central Pa. Starting in college, I worked with youth first in a church and then for five years with Young Life. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, I spent 25 years as Presbyterian Minister, serving churches in Texas, New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia. I am a doctoral candidate at Drew University and have taught seminary classes in Church History, Biblical Studies, and Practical Theology. I have spent the last ten years involved in interfaith work, initially as a member of the national Jewish-Presbyterian dialogue team and most recently as a fellow with the Christian Leadership Initiative of AJC & Shalom Hartman Institute. I am currently consulting with non-profit and faith based organizations, mentoring professionals and giving spiritual direction. I am also the Director of Adult Education and Stewardship at Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. I have a growing family, whose latest addition is a grandson Dominic Valentine, born 10/16/14.
April 26th, 2018 | 32 mins 9 secs
This is the first of a short series of podcasts we are doing on the identity of Jesus Christ. Our first episode considered Jesus as prophet. In this episode we consider Jesus as priest.
April 21st, 2018 | 34 mins 22 secs
This is the first of a short series of podcasts we are doing on the identity of Jesus Christ.
April 21st, 2018 | 29 mins 33 secs
In this episode we consider what Kierkegaard's philosophy can tell us about James Comey and Donald Trump.
April 13th, 2018 | 32 mins 19 secs
In this episode we reflect on and riff off of Bill's most recent contribution to "The Mockingbird", the magazine of Mockingbird Ministries (www.mbird.com). The issue's theme was humor and Bill's essay argues that Jesus really did have a sense of humor.
April 12th, 2018 | 28 mins 29 secs
In this episode of the podcast, inspired by a conversation between Bill Kristol and Peter Berkowitz II, we consider the future of classical liberalism in light of contemporary challenges to it that come from both the Left and the Right.
April 7th, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
In this episode we discuss a piece Jordan Peterson wrote for the London Times which appeared in the newspaper on Easter Sunday.
March 31st, 2018 | 36 mins 32 secs
In this episode, recorded on Good Friday 2018, Bill and I talk about the events that preceded Easter and their meaning for us today.
March 28th, 2018 | 30 mins 45 secs
Occasionally we invite someone on to talk with us about a host of things, or whatever comes to mind. We call it a "Bullgeschicte" Session. Our guest for this episode is Todd Littleton. He's a pastor, writer, consultant, professor, blogger and podcaster. We talk love, death, necrophobia and food.
March 28th, 2018 | 25 mins 13 secs
From time to time on the podcast we reflect on the essence of Christianity. We return to this theme, with a little help from Hans Urs von Balthasar.
March 28th, 2018 | 35 mins 34 secs
In this episode of the podcast we talk about self-deception and how hard it is to know when you're deceiving yourself.