Wow! And you look so good. Amazing. Since you're here - scroll down, have a look around, and if you get lost, well... Maybe that's just fine...
You're scrolling down, yessss!
Since that's the case, you might want to know a bit about me and this site.
Well, I'm a guy who decided to go to seminary in his 40s to become an ordained Lutheran minister (you know, like ya do). Before this, I'd stepped away from the church for a decade or two due to the tyrannical god they tried selling me when I was a kid. Somehow, much to my chagrin, I couldn't shake the Jesus thing. In coming back to Jesus's eternal story, I met some crazy-ass (in a good way) Lutherans who taught me about God's radically scandalous grace for me (and yes, even those I deem unworthy of it). I knew I'd found my theological home and signed up for seminary on the double.
I've been sharing my whimsical ramblings online for more than a decade. Somehow, over the years, I've put together a somewhat popular blog on Medium. I've also written for other publications like Huffington Post, Observer, Crossings, Good Men Project, and more.
Some of my stuff is good. Some of it isn't so much. Either way, everything you need to find from me can be found here. Thanks for swinging by. Get yourself something to eat and enjoy your time.
If I had read Jonas's writing when I was much younger I might never have become a Pagan! 🤗
- Elizabeth Ann Curran
I read Jonas's posts almost every day. I love how he articulates things. I’ve lived my whole life in a religious setting where God was always angry. I've been to many different churches and have never encountered the train of thought that Jonas holds.
- Ramona J.
The God that Jonas shares sounds wholesome, loving, and beautiful. And truly graceful. Rather than the “I will give you grace, love you always, never forsake you. Oh wait- unless you don’t follow these rules, in which case I will have to deny you were ever mine, and instead send you to burn in eternal damnation” God that I was introduced to at birth. Reading his work brings a comfort I can’t explain.
- Cyndi R.
Jonas is a rebel without being an asshole. Christianity is not “holiness”. It is honesty. And he has it.
- Rip P.
WHAT'S THE GOOD WORD?
Have something to say or ask? Want me to come to do a workshop, speak, listen, and/or juggle (3 items, max - and no chainsaws) at your event, church, tavern, coffee shop, garage, or basement? Care to propose your undying love? Here's where you can let 'er rip (within reason).