The Life of Brian ...
Until recently, I have been known primarily as a parish priest in the Anglican Church of Canada, and the rector of St. Stephen's Church in Calgary. It has been a role for which I seem to have been well suited and which, mostly, I enjoyed.
But there were always other callings--paths I have often neglected in order to pursue my chosen vocation. Now, finally, having retired from my ministry, I am free to pursue them ... and to share them with you!
So, I am a writer, a musician, and a podcaster. I pursue these interests with a kind of awe--that I get to do them at all! And when I do, it seems that the world, in some small measure, is a better place--for myself as well as for those whose lives I touch.
But I had to leave one life in order to find the other. My podcast begins with my memoir, "Lost Rites: Loving the Church ... and Leaving It" (the actual title has changed several times), where I describe this liberating journey.
Life coach Liz Wiltzen invited me to talk about it on her podcast, "Tracking Yes." Here is that conversation, about my own "tracking yes":