August 12, 2019

I’ve been away from this column for a little more than six months.  For the few of you who previously knew of its existence and were excited about it being something, I am sorry I have not lived up to the expectations. Today, I am making a recommitment to it.  Starting this week, I will post a column each week related to my confusing and oft-times multifaceted experience of religious, secular, and spiritual identities and the world I live into... Read more

January 10, 2019

The other morning, while attending to the busy-ness of emails, I received an email from a trusted colleague.  Checking in, as she often does, she asked at the end of the email, “When are we going to be able to call you the Rev. Dr. J. Cody Nielsen?”  And all of sudden I remembered not only that pesky dissertation, but also the duality of the work I am in. I am an ordained United Methodist clergy, agnostic to an extent,... Read more

September 5, 2018

I am honored that you have found yourself here.  There are thousands of things to read on a normal basis, and you have found yourself here.  You’re probably a friend of mine, a colleague, or you may have stumbled here because you’re searching the interwebs and somehow miraculously found out about this.  No matter who you are, thank you.  I hope you find this helpful. First, allow me to introduce myself.  I am an agnostic United Methodist Clergy who serves... Read more

April 25, 2018

Welcome to Patheos Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Read more

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