I’ve been blogging since 2003. I began my entry into the blogosphere at http://www.supermetz.blogspot.com. I made the move to word press in 2010 with Theological Vacillation. I am a minister and make my attempts at being a practical theologian. I’ve never had much use for meanderings that didn’t connect with every day life. For now, I suppose this is one more blog among many others exploring the dynamics of faith, culture, and theology in an ever-changing world. My efforts here are especially focused on the citizenship of kingdom people. Essentially, I am exploring what the role of the Christian (whose primary allegiance is to the kingdom of God) has with the existing political entities. My presupposition is that nationalism is the great idol of the contemporary American church. I am setting out to explore the implications of this hypothesis in a practical ministry setting. Along the way, I’ll go just about anywhere. I hope you find something helpful here.
In addition, beginning in 2011 or so, I took a special interest in the intersection of sports and religion. I devoted my Doctorate of Ministry studies towards the subject and continue to blog here in this vein as I spend time in this research.
My name is Adam Metz. I’m from Defiance, OH – the far northwestern corner of Ohio – just about an hour from Toledo. I grew up in the woods (sort of) in the house of a blue collar employee of General Motors and a Mom who’s dabbled in lots of different areas. I went to Lipscomb University earning a major prize – a wife! I also graduated with a degree in ministry, and a master’s of Divinity too. Mary Beth is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to me. We were married in 1999 and have had wonderful years of marriage. We have a son Clark (2005), and daughters Clementine (2007) and Cecilia (2009). They’re pretty much awesome.
A few boring things: I began work at Fuller Seminary in 2010 for a doctorate of ministry which I completed in June 2015. My interests range from the emergent church conversation and missional church dialogue to particular issues that arise in my everyday ministry in Columbus. I continue to find a vested interest in my particular group of Churches, the Churches of Christ, and write on occasion for their purposes as well.
Having completed my formal studies in mid-2015, I have re-launched my blogging efforts nearing the end of 2015, if nothing else for a creative outlet for me to continue writing and thinking through issues and topics that I think are important. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will too.