Spiritual Vagabond / Haphazard Artist / Aspiring Storyteller
Here is what I am currently up to right now!
Things I am Working On
An Apprenticeship with the Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction.
Learning to believe in myself as a competent game designer.
Things I am Enjoying
Playing Zelda Breath of the Wild.
Developing a Table-Top RPG system for my eight year old son and his friends! You can check out the beta HERE!
Books I am currently Reading
Process and Reality by Alfred North Whitehead.
The Practice of Spiritual Direction by William A. Barry and William J. Connolly
PS. You can follow along with my 2020 reading challenge over on Goodreads!
All That Biographical Junk
So… “about me” sections are super weird. I hate writing them because as soon as I do I feel like I have said entirely too much and yet not nearly enough. That said, I am going to try my best at all that biographical junk… so here we go!
I am Ryan Cagle, and if you visit Twitter you will read that I am…
Trailer Trash | Liberationist | Christ-Haunted or some shit | Pentecostal AF | Clumsy Contemplative | Spiritual Director | Teilhardian | Game Designer | He/Him
But, that is obviously not the whole story. So I will try to explain…
I am a self-described trailer trash wannabe theologian currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I work on curating experimental faith gatherings for 20-30 somethings for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, along with being the Director of a multi-church collaborative youth ministry called The Flagstaff Youth Cooperative.
My love for the evolutionary vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is only rivaled by my passion for creating resources and opportunities or those trying to navigate the wilderness that is a life of faith/spirituality.
But, I guess most of that is really about what I do and not so much who I am…
So depending on the day…
I am Beloved and Broken. Lost and Found. Saint and Sinner. Husband to a fiery no-bullshit kind of woman. Father of two wild children. Friend (shitty). Skeptical yet forever hoping. Depression haunted but overcoming. Lover of Liberation Theology, Heavy Metal Music, Books, Ale8, and Star Wars.