Category: Personal

  • What Color is My Parachute? The Flower Petal Exercise

    I’m working my way through the classic job search guide What Color Is Your Parachute. Here are my results from the 7-part “Flower Petal” exercise—a comprehensive self-assessment geared toward the workplace. My Preferred Kinds of People to Work With Reliable and dependable Honest, people of integrity Looking for and open to ways of improving Have […]

  • It’s Official. I’m Hitting Pause on My Ph.D. for a Year

    I received word yesterday that the Ph.D. Committee voted to approve my request for “Excused Program Leave” beginning in January 2021 and lasting until January 2022. At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, 2020 has been a particularly difficult year. Attempting to complete my “Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible” dissertation has taken a toll […]

  • I’m looking for a new role to supplement my part-time work for Anglican Compass

    Hey everyone! Just a brief update to note that I’m looking for a new role to supplement my part-time work as Managing Editor of Anglican Compass! I’m pretty flexible at this point, but I want to do something that benefits the church. I think I would make a great Assistant Rector! 🙂 Any advice, opportunities, […]

  • Josh+? On the use of the sign of the cross (plus sign) in clergy signatures

    Josh+? On the use of the sign of the cross (plus sign) in clergy signatures

    This is, admittedly, a half-baked opinion. However, I need to get back in the habit of blogging/writing regularly, so here goes. In my opinion, the use of the sign of the cross in clergy names/signatures—unless it’s done in official ecclesiastical communication or immediately after a blessing or prayer for the recipient—is pretentious. It’s showy. At […]

  • It’s Time to Get Some Help

    Due to increased symptoms of depression and anxiety in recent weeks, I’ve decided to try out a combination of counseling and medication. Sure, I’ve still been able to get out of bed in the morning. And I wasn’t having any serious thoughts about hurting myself. But still, I was feeling hopeless and trapped often enough […]