On its way to becoming the world’s top search engine, Google stumbled across the power of questions. It turns out, we human beings are a never-ending source of questions! Even before we can put together full sentences, we’re asking “why?” (If you’re a parent, you may remember that relentless stage your toddler went through.) As we grow older, we ask more complex questions about how things work, how to navigate friendships and failures, how to choose a direction. We are always asking questions– of ourselves and of the world around us. As an Episcopal priest, I hear a wide variety of questions; and I have questions of my own.
When I was first studying to become a priest, I worried about having the right answers for people. I wanted the right answers for myself, too. Like all of us, I enjoy knowing the right answer, when there is one, and I enjoy the feeling I get when I understand something. But there are lots of questions that don’t have technical, calculable answers. And it’s those big, messy, complicated questions that people tend to bring to a minister– questions about God and faith and value and worth and suffering. They’re the sort of questions that don’t have simple, easy answers. They’re the sort of questions that challenge us to take risks– to stake a claim on what matters most to us, and to declare who we are through our words and actions.
I invite you to draw alongside and listen in to the ongoing conversation I’m having with the people I meet, with myself, and with God, by exploring this website. Here you can read and sign up for my blog posts; listen to my latest podcast episode (subscribe on your favorite platform); check out some short video reflections; find links to thoughtful resources. We’re all in this together… exploring questions that matter and that shape our lives. Blessings on your journey. May it be filled with adventurous questions.