A few of you know that in addition to being an underemployed pastor I am also a poet and spoken word artist. I try to perform at least once each week in one of the fine establishments around Grand Rapids that host open mic nights: Stella’s Lounge, Eastown Hookah Lounge, or Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge.

This last Friday I had the privilege of performing at Lantern and my wife took this video. It is piece called “Dream.” In it I share my hope, my dream for what a church – what the Church – could look like. I hope you enjoy it and perhaps are encouraged or challenged by it. Or both…

Towards Shalom,



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