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.
February 6th, 2017 | 32 mins 13 secs
In this episode we discuss the concept of American Exceptionalism, in addition to rehashing Bill's recent chastisement by a Facebook Group administrator.
February 4th, 2017 | 36 mins 56 secs
The most recent Supreme Court Nominee is Neil Gorsuch. Mr. Gorsuch is a respected legal scholar and intellectual whose work has focused on, among other things, natural law. He wrote a monograph on the topic which served as his doctoral thesis at Oxford. We talk a little about natural law and its role in public life.
August 2nd, 2016 | 54 mins 44 secs
In this episode, which is a crossover with the Theology On Mission podcast, we discuss the current debates in the evangelical world over the Trinity and gender roles in church and society, joined by Geoff Holsclaw.
June 28th, 2016 | 32 mins 14 secs
On this episode Bill and Scott cover what could be the religious news story of the year: Donald Trumps born again evangelical experience.
June 18th, 2016 | 31 mins 54 secs
In this episode Bill and Scott spend some time trying to find words to understand the Orlando mass shooting and what it means for thinking about modern life.
May 31st, 2016 | 32 mins 31 secs
In this episode we consider the funny and frightful world of online dating and what it tells us about modern culture and ourselves. Show Notes: This podcast grew out of a piece Scott wrote for Mockingbird. You can find it here: http://www.mbird..com/2016/05/faith-the-future-the-frightening-reality-of-online-dating.