Raw, adjective: 6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit.
I've admired Dean Alan Jones since the moment I first stepped into Grace Cathedral nearly a decade ago and heard his voice ringing out from the pulpit. He's smart, he's progressive, he's charming, he's warm, he's a theological and liturgical badass.
(I wonder if those words have ever been used together before?)
So, I was sorry to see him retire a few years ago.
But, guess what?! He's writing. Check out this great short piece in defense of teaching yoga in schools that Jones wrote for HuffPo. Really glad to see his voice still active in this cultural conversation. We need more progressive, intelligent Christian voices like his.