Canon: Mining for the Word
Eric is the pastor of Countryside Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to that, he pastored a large UCC church in Phoenix. As a pastor, he pioneered a combination of preaching, worship, and jazz music that can be seen on his online show, Darkwood Brew.
He led a walk from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., to promote awareness of progressive Christian faith, and deliver the Phoenix Affirmations to political leaders. His journey is chronicled in his book, Asphalt Jesus: Finding a New Christian Faith on the Highways of America.
Five fast facts
- Lives with his wife in Omaha
- They have two college-age daughters, a dog, and a cat
- Knows six languages, including biblical Hebrew and Aramaic
- Was lead author of the Phoenix Affirmations
- Has a PhD in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary