Two of my favorite triple monikered trouble-makers, Rachel Held Evans and Nadia Bolz-Weber, just hosted a conference in Minneapolis where a bunch of other amazing women asked and answered the question “Why Christian?” It also happens that this weekend the Proverbs 31 wife made an appearance on the lectionary. The confluence of these events inspired the following video.
Aric discovered he is religious and not spiritual in a Chan Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. These days he inflicts that religion on audiences and congregations who bring him out from his home in Portland, Oregon. He does this while fathering two wild heathens, writing everything but this week’s sermon, speaking in front of crowds large and small who fail to properly vet his credentials, and husbanding the amazing Stacia Ann. He is a world-class Game Master, a pacifist, an over-activist, and a number 8 on the Enneagram. His influences include James Alison, Pomplamoose, Pema Chodron, Iain M. Banks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stephen R. Donaldson, Chipotle chicken burritos, John Howard Yoder, Cowboy Bebop, and the highland bagpipes. He still cannot grow a beard.