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Welcome to the online world of Jon Carl Lewis: learned wordsmith, graphic designer, desktop publisher and urbancybermonk in training.

Someday  I’ll explain what all that means. But, for now, read more about me, where I’ve been, my inspirations and influences or enjoy the blog postings, below.

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Updates at JonCarlLewis.com (23 Dec 2017)

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Alexander Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary. My dorm room was on the first floor, the second window (I think I recall) from the left. I flew a rainbow flag there once which I don’t think helped my career at the institution.

Hello, Folks! It’s been a while. For some reason I decided to expand the Carl LaMonde at Princeton page to talk about my brief but significant time at Princeton Theological Seminary. Continue reading “Updates at JonCarlLewis.com (23 Dec 2017)”

Updates at JonCarlLewis.com (23 Dec 2017)

Ash Wednesday: A reflection on the collect of the day

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. —BCP, p. 217

Listening to the Agnus Dei from the Bach B minor Mass. and Erbarme dich from Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, both sung by Andreas Scholl. Continue reading “Ash Wednesday: A reflection on the collect of the day”

Ash Wednesday: A reflection on the collect of the day

Braveheart, Richard Rohr, and the Future of Evangelical Men

Great insight about a great man… and masculinity in general.

Ed Cyzewski: Author // Contemplative

father-richard-rohr-90c4be76c9b0dce8 No blue face paint required for Richard Rohr to draw a crowd.

If you pulled me aside during my college years and asked me how the followers of a crucified religious leader ended up idolizing a military leader in Medieval Scotland as the pinnacle of manhood, character, and leadership, I probably would have thought you were just trying to start a fight. William Wallace, the Scottish military leader depicted in the film had everything a guy could want: charisma, character, convictions, and courage, just to name a few of his qualities that made him a favorite in the 1990’s evangelical male subculture.

I wasn’t necessarily immersed in the teachings of books like Wild at Heart or the more aggressive pastors who relied on military metaphors for their messages, but I had certainly spent enough time in the evangelical subculture to get the message: real men are tough fighters who fight…

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Braveheart, Richard Rohr, and the Future of Evangelical Men

Updates at joncarllewis.com! (06 July 2016)

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Photo © Catherine Cie Stroud Photography

Hello, good people! As promised, I have posted a page of selected memories of my wedding to Stephen A. Slusher. The page is full of links, and I encourage you to get to know the wealth of talent and creativity we have in our community and what rich connections we have amongst each other. Continue reading “Updates at joncarllewis.com! (06 July 2016)”

Updates at joncarllewis.com! (06 July 2016)

Updates at joncarllewis.com! (29 June 2016)

trenton-bridgeHello, again! Not much new to say, just wanted to let you all know that I did some more reminiscing and posted a brief outline with commentary about my life from 2005 through the present, which I’ve spent in Trenton, NJ. I gave the page the scintillating title of Jon Carl in Trenton. On the page, I talk about some of the places I’ve been and things I’ve done while living in New Jersey’s capital city. I cant believe its been over ten years, and I feel like I’m just getting settled in and finding my way. Continue reading “Updates at joncarllewis.com! (29 June 2016)”

Updates at joncarllewis.com! (29 June 2016)

Updates at joncarllewis.com! (22 June 2016)

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Stephen A. Slusher (top) and Jon Carl Lewis, May 2016

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally made some changes to joncarllewis.com! I’ve added some of my personal history to the “Where I’ve been…” page and moved my blog posts to a “News & Updates” page.

Why this sudden flurry of activity?

Well, I just got married on 18 June 2016 and I realized how many wonderful people are in my life and how many wonderful experiences I’ve had that I want to recall and remember. And I’d like to do some of that recalling and remembering here.

The story is incomplete and patchy at the moment, but as time goes on, I’ll fill in the colors of the mosaic of my life at joncarllewis.com.

Thanks for coming along on the journey.

Updates at joncarllewis.com! (22 June 2016)