Welcome to teaheepeehee! So what is this place, anyway, and what am I doing here?
This is a place where I can put my thoughts and reflections on virtual paper in the hopes that I might cause other people to think. 🙂 Thinking people is something we seem to be in short supply of these days, so anything to get the grey matter working, I believe, can only be a good thing … even if it’s yet another blog.
The title of this blog (the Reverend boy) may lead you to assume that most of what I write will be among the religious or spiritual vein. You assume correctly. When I first started this thing back in 2007, it was not meant to be a spiritual journal, per se, but I have come to believe that sharing in one’s spiritual journey is integral to helping others to connect with something bigger than themselves. And as a Christian, that something, (or rather I should say, someone) is what we ca
That’s all well and good, you say, but who are you, exactly?
The basics … My name is David, and I am a 30-something currently making his way in the world in Key West, FL, USA. Please let me know if you drop in. I came here by way of New York City, where I lived for quite a few years and grew up in North Carolina.
I am a Christian. … In other words, I believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God and Saviour of the world. For more information about this guy, check out either the Apostle’s or Nicene Creed … other good sources are by some guys named Matthew Mark Luke and John.
I am an Episcopalian … I am a member of the US branch of the Anglican Communion and an aspirant or Holy Orders in the Diocese of SE Florida. My sponsoring parish is St. Peters where I have the pleasure of serving in the altar party and occasionally preach or lend my questionable vocal talents to the choir. Episcopalians in general, more than any other branch of the faith in my opinion, enjoy having a good time. I happen to firmly believe that if heaven’s a banquet, then Episcopalians will be in charge of the cocktail hour so everyone can start eternity off right….with a party.
I consider myself a Progressive Evangelical … No, the two terms are not contradictory. Neither does it place me in the category of the religious right. I call myself progressive more out of a bent for bent for social and economic justice, just like Jesus did. Again, if you have further questions, look through the writings of the four gents I mentioned earlier. I consider myself an Evangelical because I would like the words of my mouth, the meditations of my heart and the way I conduct myself to be a reflection of everything that Jesus wants us to be as full human beings in a relationship with God. I do not claim to be successful at it by any stretch of the imagination, and there have been many “grace filled moments” in my life (more than I care to admit) but I keep working at it. If nothing else, it helps maintain a certain sense of perspective.
So, that’s me.
As the tagline says, I am not a clergyman … yet. I am an aspirant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. I originally began this journey towards ordination what seems like forever ago in the Diocese of New York, and I am in Key West to continue the Discernment Process. One thing I have learned is that God’s time is much more in tune with when where and how things should end up (much more so than I am). I have lived in Key West since June 2010, and hope to complete the process by 2014.