Journal

Personal essayettes, updates, and memoir-ey pieces from Jonas.

Part of my formation as a pastor has to do with looking the part. Unfortunately (fortunately?), in my Lutheran faith tradition, that doesn’t mean weath…
I wrote this a couple of weeks ago on my last day of summer hospital chaplaincy but have taken some time to clean it up. Here you have it - enjoy! — We…
In normal everyday human life — especially in today’s world — we mostly live horizontally. Our eyes don’t drift much above the horizon line. Especially…
A couple of weeks ago, I started the leg of my pre-ordained journey called CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). I’ll be working at the Washoe County Dete…
I wrote a little bit longer (4-min read) essay over on Common Words about the joys of unexpected community and simple small-town living that we’ve foun…
In my past life, when I was a club pro at golf courses, I once worked with this guy named Steve. He’d come in twice a week and fix golf clubs. He’d put…
Sometimes, I pop over to Twitter. Since I’m in the “weird clergy” algorithm, I find myself scrolling through endless tweets of clergyfolk taking potsho…
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