Hi, I’m Kevin Slusher. Thank you for visiting my blog.
I’m a pastor at the Reformed Church of Port Ewen in Port Ewen, New York.
I enjoy baking, reading, writing, cycling and swimming, and dabbling at the guitar and piano, among other things. I am an amateur coffee, beer, and scotch whisky enthusiast. I am committed to practicing the art and grace of Christian friendship. I am the owner of a German Shorthaired Pointer named Henry who is stuck in perpetual motion. We are engaged in a daily battle to determine who rules the house. I am not ashamed—well, actually, I am—to confess that I’m a fan of college athletics and that there are few things I enjoy more than watching the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday afternoons in the fall.
More than what I like to do, my identity is most deeply defined by who I am of. I am a friend, an uncle, a son, a brother. And deeper still, I am a baptized child of God; I am of Christ.
A bit about what you will find here: I like to read theology (but I don’t do it enough) and study scripture. When I can muster the courage, I like to write about things that I am reading and thinking about. I guess the hope is that I’ll publish some of those writings to “the blog.” I like to read poets (who I rarely understand) and so I’ll try my hand at poetry now and then. An original passion of mine—seemingly almost from birth—is U.S. Presidential history (especially presidential biographies) and so I’ll comment on politics and the presidency from time to time. I also like to read novels because they expand my world, teaching me so much about myself and about others (yet I shamefully read them the least), so reviews, literary theory/criticism, and stuff like that may come up, too.
I am a graduate of Hope College (Holland, MI) with a B.A. in Political Science and Religion (class of 2010) and of Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI) with an M.Div (class of 2014).
There is a bit more about me here which you might find helpful or important. I think that’s about all I can say for now. I’d love to hear from you and get to know my readers more, so questions, comments, and correspondences are most welcome.
Grace and peace,