Shuck and Jive

Opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent the views of the congregation I joyfully serve. But my congregation loves me!

Friday, July 04, 2014

Shuck and Jive is Eight!

Eight years ago today I started Shuck and Jive.    Here is the first post.  My first post with content was this one in which I asked what the Christian faith would be like if we found the body of Jesus.   Some of the comments were so nasty, I remember deleting them.  That was my introduction to the world of blogging.  I have been controversial ever since.

It feels like a lifetime ago.  Of course from November 2012 to just recently Shuck and Jive was on ice.   I am starting it again as I tentatively put one foot in front of the other, "learning to walk in the dark" to borrow a metaphor from Barbara Brown Taylor's latest book.   I recorded an interview with Barbara for Religion For Life.   It will air sometime in July.  She is as gracious and thoughtful in an interview as she is in print.

Independence Day is a good day to announce that I have been elected to the Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Voices for Justice.

I am honored to be on this team.   PV4J is a marriage between the Witherspoon Society and Voices of Sophia.

I used to post a lot from Witherspoon (along with pics of Reese Witherspoon).  Guess I kinda have a crush.

PV4J is a strong progressive voice in our denomination.  Its General Assembly issue of Network News provided the best help of any magazine for commissioners in regards to preparing for the assembly.   You can follow PV4J on Twitter and love them on Facebook.

Be part of the movement and support the work of PV4J!


  1. Its good to see you back. BTW Panda's thumb commented on your Evolution Sunday/Clergy Letter proposal

  2. Good to be back, Erp, and thanks for commenting! Thanks as well for the link to Panda's Thumb! Glad this is getting some chatter...