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 7th, 2017 | 36 mins 53 secs
In this Friday Night Lights episode we talk about Leslie Newbigin, epistemology, Syria, Don Rickles and Barry Manilow. Enjoy!
April 3rd, 2017 | 29 mins 27 secs
In this episode we talk about Karl Barth's understanding of the relationship of Law and Gospel, inspired by this piece: http://postbarthian.com/2017/03/31/gospel-law-karl-barth-relationship-law-gospel/#KarlBarth.
March 31st, 2017 | 33 mins 13 secs
In our weekly Friday Night Lights show we answer a question that the one and only Benson Shelton posed to us via Facebook. He's an Episcopal priest and a certified ninja.
March 27th, 2017 | 31 mins 3 secs
In this episode we discuss the recent Time Magazine cover story "The Death of Truth?"
The article we discuss can be found here: http://time.com/4710614/donald-trump-fbi-surveillance-house-intelligence-committee/?xid=homepage&pcd=hp-magmod.
March 25th, 2017 | 29 mins 25 secs
In this episode we talk about the increasing intolerance that seems to be arising on the cultural left today. As a specific example we consider a recent controversy involving Princeton Seminary and Tim Keller.
March 20th, 2017 | 32 mins
We continue talking about the work of Tomas Halik and what loving God looks like in a today's day and age.
March 18th, 2017 | 27 mins 35 secs
We continue to talk about Tomas Halik, love, and what love looks like in what seems like tumultuous times.
March 15th, 2017 | 32 mins 21 secs
We continue talking about love, inspired by Tomas Halik.
March 13th, 2017 | 27 mins 12 secs
In this episode we give a response to Rod Dreher's "Benedict Option", inspired by Tomas Halik.
March 11th, 2017 | 28 mins 53 secs
We continue to reflect on the nature of love, inspired by the work of Tomas Halik.
March 9th, 2017 | 27 mins 2 secs
In this episode we keep talking about love. And we recorded it on Scott's birthday.
March 6th, 2017 | 32 mins 3 secs
In this episode we talk about what may be the most important thing in human existence: love. Our conversation is inspired by Tomas Halik's newest book.
February 21st, 2017 | 32 mins 44 secs
In this episode we look at the relationship between science and faith.
February 19th, 2017 | 28 mins 54 secs
In this episode we talk about the role of rudeness and manners in contemporary life, inspired by a piece in the NY Times magazine.
February 16th, 2017 | 30 mins 45 secs
We were going to talk about the history and philosophy of science. Then the press conferences happened!
February 10th, 2017 | 30 mins 8 secs
Traditionally relativism has been something that conservatives blamed on liberals. But in a new world of alternative facts is there a new relativism on the rise? We talk about this, and Bill's frustrations after doing a google search.