I served as a youth pastor and in adult ministries for a total of seven years. Currently, I am preparing to plant a church in the Northwest (2013) and recently graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.
For the past couple of years I have been active in blogging, which began as a hobby for getting my thoughts ‘out there.’ Now, I am in frequent contact with my readers. They send me questions, ideas, prayer requests, and continue to challenge me to dream about the Kingdom of God. There are lots of good Christian folks who are hungry for a faith that stretches beyond the status quo and it seems that for the moment, God has given me a platform to minister to such Christ-followers (and even some skeptics).
If I would have to label myself (which I am hesitant to do), I would probably say that I am an Anabaptist, lower-case evangelical, fairly charismatic, sometimes contemplative, follower of Jesus. I am passionate about theology, spirituality, social justice, creation care, ethics, ministry, and leaving behind the right answers. Currently, I am working on my first book project (more details to come soon!). You can catch up with me on Facebook or Twitter.
Kurt Willems (M.Div., Fresno Pacific) is an Anabaptist writer and pastor who is leading a church planting project in partnership with Urban Expression and the Brethren in Christ in Seattle, WA. He writes at The Pangea Blog and is also on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Kurt is a contributing writer for Red Letter Christians, and has also written for Relevant Magazine, Prism, In Part, The Ooze, Emergent Village, Mennonite Weekly Review, Converge Magazine, and Sojourners. ***To stay connected, please subscribe by email!