About me: I’m a Colorado native who recently returned home to serve as pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud, Colorado. After graduating from CU Boulder in 2004, my wife and I moved to Pittsburgh where I attended  Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, co-founded and co-pastored The Upper Room, spent six years in bi-vocational ministry as a barista in a local cafe, and served as the first coordinator of the Church Planting Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I’m a husband, father, runner, writer, musician, and pilgrim seeking deeper life in Christ.

About this blog: This is a blog about the spiritual life. It’s about prayer, study, mission, obedience.  It’s about seeking the Kingdom of God.  It’s about sanctification. Poiesis is the Greek word which means “doing” or “making” or “action.”  So, poiesis theou is the action of God, like in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work [poiesis] of his hands.”  We are God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10), being made by the Lord into something new, beautiful, and holy.  My prayer is that God will use whatever you read here in his work of remaking and sanctifying us, “for I am confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

The thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own personal reflections and not necessarily representative of any ministries or institutions in which I serve.

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