I’m Lyle Mook and this is my personal blog where I share ruminations (that’s an ancient and bovine term for meditations and reflections) to help us digest and apply truth.

My focus is Biblical thought and a Christian worldview directed to:

  • current issues
  • theology
  • leadership and mentoring
  • flourishing in all stations and stages of life
  • the arts, especially religious poetry

My goal is to write (and pass along) relevant, helpful content to challenge and equip today’s followers of Jesus to have a “Game Plan” for life and to grow in constant communion with the One who is “everywhere present and fills all things.”

I typically post two or three times a week. To make sure you don’t miss any posts, you can subscribe via RSS (feed readers) or EMAIL by clicking on the buttons to the right. You can also follow me on Twitter.

I love what the poet, Mary Oliver, calls “instructions for living a life:”

  • Pay attention.
  • Be Astonished.
  • Tell about it.                                (in Red Bird, ‘Sometimes’)


I currently serve as Sr. Pastor of Christ Church (part of the Evangelical Covenant Church) in East Greenwich, RI. I also teach the Biblical Thought course at the University of Rhode Island as an adjunct professor.  A graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, I’ve served in campus ministry with the Navigators, as chaplain and director of a hospice program, as well as in pastoral leadership for 25 years.

My passion is for the beauty of God’s truth and teaching it to people in all stages of their spiritual journey. I desire to be a servant leader who empowers and develops others. My vision is to help mentor the next generation of Christian leaders.

I enjoy classical and Eastern Orthodox music, religious poetry, watching sports (and playing a little tennis,) reading widely and writing.  My wife, Mary, and I  have four wonderful children who, as young adults, are among my best friends – and teachers!

My favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, N.T. Wright, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver and Denise Levertov, Scot McKnight, Scott Cairns, Frederica Mathewes-Green, and the Patristic writers of early Christianity.


This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of Christ Church or the University of Rhode Island. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to absolute accuracy of referenced material, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors or omissions, in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

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