Hadrian’s Wall is the ancient barrier that marks the border between England and Scotland.
I have taken it as a metaphor for my admittedly bizarre ecclesiastical journey.
Anglicans trace their traditional ancestry back through England while Presbyterians trace theirs through Scotland. So, here I am, standing atop the theological border between Presbyterianism and Anglicanism.
I don’t really know what to do with that tension, except to hold it. That’s why I’m writing this blog. If there’s anyone else like me out there, I cordially invite you to tag along and join in the conversation!
A little more about me, personally…
I serve as the pastor of North Presbyterian Church (Kalamazoo, Michigan), a congregation that specializes in doing ministry alongside people who live with mental illness.
I live in Kalamazoo with my spouse (a fellow Presbyterian pastor, but without my High Church tendencies) and our two kids.
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