About

Welcome to my blog, The Clockwork Pastor.  For five years, I did my religious blogging over at Oscar the Pastor.  Then in 2008, I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism and started blogging about autism as well.  After a while, it seemed that Oscar had outlived its usefulness, so I decided to start a new blog that incorporated talking about faith, talking about being gay and African American and about being on the spectrum.

And the result is this new blog.

Quick things about me, I’m in my 40s, grew up in Flint, Michigan.  From 2008 until 2013 I was the Associate Pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Minneapolis.  I’m currently the Stated Supply Pastor at First Christian Church in Mahtomedi, MN. I live in Minneapolis with my wonderful partner, Daniel and serve two cats, Carlos and Felix.

So why Clockwork Pastor? In some way, I’ve identified with androids and robots.  I’m constantly having to learn how the rest of the world operates and it can leave me at times confused about things.  And like Questor, as well as Gene Roddenberry’s other android, Data I do a lot of observation on what is going on.  In many ways, I’m still trying to figure out how humans operate and how to make my way in the world.

Which makes being an Associate Pastor really fascinating.

So, sit back and enjoy!

4 responses to “About”

  1. chaplainmiller says :

    Openly Gay Pastor???? What Bible do you read?

  2. petriesan says :

    Dennis, I see you read the Bible correctly. Good luck with all the pin heads that are sure to go after you. I am on your side.

  3. kerrichronicles says :

    I just nominated you for the ‘Super Sweet’ Blogging Award. Please see my latest post http://kerrichronicles.com/2013/05/07/thank-you-for-the-super-sweet-blogging-award/

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