Update: This blog has moved! For my most recent writing, please go here: Reflections of Ryberg.
I’m a United Church of Christ pastor in Battle Creek, MI, where I live with my wife. Previously, I served as a Teach For America corps member, teaching special education at an at-risk public school in Las Vegas for two years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a master of education in special education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I’m from California.
The idea behind this blog is to look at things through the specific lens of progressive, socially-and-politically-active Christianity. I am a Christian, and I am also a pluralist who recognizes that different people are on different paths and journeys from mine–and that this is an inherent and necessary element of our species’ diversity. Some might call it “God-given.”
Occasionally, this blog may become somewhat of a pulpit (yeah, as if nobody else preaches from the internet!). When and if I speak in absolutist terms, let it be known that I mean to speak first and foremost for myself–and nobody else. (I am also a Christian who recognizes diversity among both Christian and progressive thinking.)
Finally, I would say that just because I speak in absolutist terms regarding Christianity does not mean that I believe it should be everybody’s path. As I mentioned earlier, I believe we are all on unique paths.
So thank you for visiting! To contact me, please email thoberg(at)gmail(dot)com.