I am about Jesus Christ. He is a Superstar.
I am about doing church in a smarter, simpler way that goes beyond the cliches of contemporary, emergent, evangelical, high-church, low-church, progressive, conservative and other labels.
I am about making church as easy to use and as important to people as an iPhone 6.
I am about Methodist practice, Quaker ethics, and Mennonite living.
I am about John, Charles, Albert, Dorothy, Daniel, Philip, Oscar, Dietrich, Paul, and Karl.
I am about Seamus, Dylan, and Ted.
I am about being a blues piano player in the world of ideas.
I am about being a jazz cellist in the life of the mind.
I am about being called Richard rather than Reverend.
I am about 2nd chances that never end.
I am about the Wesleyan concepts of fasting, prayer, and scripture study.
I am about asking questions more than I am finding answers.
I am about helping people to be their best and reach their God given potential.
The traditional version: Recently returned from service in Ireland, Richard serves a congregation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He is originally from somewhere in North Carolina too small to appear on most maps. He holds degrees in History, Russian, and Theology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Duke University. He also undertook additional post-graduate work in post-Soviet Studies at the University of Leeds. He was ordained to the Methodist ministry and continues to perform poetry readings to captive audiences each Sunday morning in the guise of “sermons”.
You can drop him a line at this address:
richard @ richardsfoodforthought dot com