Who am I?

I am a church-planter/pastor and campus minister living in Pittsburgh. I graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with my MDiv in 2008, and prior to that received my BA in Christian Though, with a minor in Theatre, from Grove City College. Currently, I’m living in the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill in the city of Pittsburgh and working to plant The Upper Room, a new church that is cross-cultural, sacramental, and missional. I’m also working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a campus minister in their Graduate Student and Faculty Ministry at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh.

When I’m not doing those things, I’m usually either playing the piano, reading a good book, running, or hanging out with family or friends. Oh, and sometimes I’m blogging…

What is This?

The title of this blog, ‘hawgoothoth’, is a Hebrew word with multiple meanings depending on where it’s used in the Old Testament. It means both ‘meditations’ and ‘musings,’ which sums up what I write about pretty well. ‘Hawgoothoth’ can also mean ‘groanings’ or ‘lamentations,’ which doesn’t usually define my writing quite as accurately, but it’s good to know that the title allows me to groan and lament if I feel the need.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Michael, I just discovered your 2012 poem and am wanting to capture it on one page (front and back) so it can be distributed with sacks of food from our Outreach’s Food Pantry on this coming Palm Sunday. I have not changed any words and do attribute it to you as author. But in order to get it on two pages, I’ve extended lines where two lines become one. Does this meet with your approval? Blessings, Ann Green, robanngreen@gmail.com

  2. Hello,
    I would like to use your Christ the King poem in a service of worship on Christ the King in an upcoming service.
    I hope you won’t mind if I change the word “Macys” to a UK equivalent. And I also wonder what 401K refers to, as it doesn’t mean anything to me. A-ha – I’ve just looked it up – it’s a loan company right ? I will change to one known in the UK
    Many thanks
    Caroline, UK

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