About the Blog
So I changed the name to Coffeehouse Contemplative, which is meant to do several things at once:
1. Retain a reference to coffee. That was a must.
2. Refer to the spiritual content that chiefly is found here (contemplative), but also with a sense that it's meant to be grounded in the everyday (coffeehouse).
Ministry - As a local church pastor, I often muse either on my own experience in that role or on where I think the 21st century church is meant to go.
Prayer - I'm training to be a spiritual director, have contributed to multiple devotional and prayer books, and am developing a love of writing liturgy. If you'd like permission to use something, just let me know.
Pop culture - I love books, movies, music, and TV, and sharing my thoughts on whatever I'm experiencing in those media. Plus I'm one of those pastors who likes exploring where faith themes may possibly intersect with them.
This is not my "professional blog" in conjunction with my work as a pastor. This is a hobby, or at best an independent ministry (because pastors are always "on" in some sense). I strive for an honesty here that you probably won't find on The Official Blog of Pastor So-and-So of Such-and-Such Church, and that's the way I like it.
Welcome, and thanks for reading.