Hi! I’m Brad. I once referred to this blog as “Brad’s Words (and more than words!)” but now I just have photos for my title. A picture is worth… etc.
I serve as an ordained United Methodist pastor in the great state of Mississippi, serving Court Street UMC in the city of Hattiesburg. I’m a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, having received both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology. Millsaps College in Jackson, MS is my undergraduate alma mater. I love writing and preaching sermons that honor and broaden our minds and hearts. Smart comedy and satire (i.e. The Daily Show) greatly lifts my Spirit.
What you will find on this blog: Theology I find liberating, news articles I find important, videos of adorable baby monkeys, interesting selections of scripture (from various philosophies and art forms), information on El Salvador, thoughts on the meaning of life, and if you’re lucky, nerdy music videos. Sometimes I am irreverent, and that is partially because I am in the business of making people think critically and live in a more radically loving way. God wants us to be intimately in touch with the world, and we take risks to do so. In my posts, I try to always use something more than words; hence the original name of the blog.
Our lovely dog Laban, panting after some exercise in the backyard:
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I’m a fan of naval oranges. Walking is incredibly enjoyable to me. I find people to be infinitely fascinating, along with their creations, especially music and scripture (which aren’t mutually exclusive). I’ve acquired far too many books.
I am a human being in the process of becoming, continuously changing and existing in a web of relationships. I know every place you can eat good pizza, I love my wife and daughter, and I have a fun dog named Laban. Visiting with squirrels in the park, with some process theology in my back pocket, brings me closer to the God of Love. So does checking out art galleries or hitting the streets to support workers’ rights. Prophetically critiquing and resisting social injustice brings me closer to the Spirit of Jesus Christ, and being in loving relationship with my neighbor brings me closer to the Holy Spirit of Adoption.
Most fun of all, I love to hang out with my
futur(istic) wife Kathleen.
A thousand thanks to good friend Jamie Michaels (visit her photography blog) for shooting our engagement photos.
PS – I claim “Copyright Brad Corban” on anything that I say of worth. Most stuff that isn’t from me is used without permission, but I try to give credit where credit is due. Let me know if you’d like any images or videos removed, and I’ll do so as soon as I can.