Brady Max StrohView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 545337
Minister ID: 545337
Teilhard de Chardin says that “For the earth is after all something more than a sort of huge breathing body. Admittedly it rises and falls, but more important is the fact that it must have begun at a certain moment; that it is passing through a consecutive series of equilibria; and that in all probability it is tending toward some final state. It has a birth, a development, and presumably a death ahead. Thus all around us, deeper than any pulsation that could be expressed in geologic eras, we must suppose there to be a total process which is not of a periodic character defining the total evolution of the planet; something more complicated chemically and deeper within matter than the 'cooling' of which we used to hear so much; yet something both continuous and irreversible. An ever-ascending curve, the points of transformation of which are never repeated; a constantly rising tide below the rhythmic tides of the ages -- it is on this essential curve, it is in relation to this level of the waters, that the phenomenon of life, as I see things, must be situated.” As Teilhard sees the world, so do I.
I have lived my entire life near the banks of the Susquehanna River. I grew up "messing around on the water" on Penn's Creek and the Isle of Que at Selinsgrove, PA. I now divide my time between Hummelstown, PA, a Swatara Creek town, and Port Deposit, MD, a river town located where the Susquehanna becomes tidal and near where its name changes to Chesapeake Bay. I have a degree isn Earth Science from Bloomsburg University and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Penn State.
My professional life has been spent as a geologist, geographer, geoscience practitioner, earth science teacher, and geo-spatial science instructor at Penn State Harrisburg and Temple Universities. Over the past 15 years I have also devoted a lot of time to the preservation and operation of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, the Martha Lewis, owned and operated by Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy in Havre de Grace, MD. I hold a USCG 50 ton, inland master's license -- that just means I am certified to offer you river and bay experiences on a boat. I do that at the lowest cost possible on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay deadrise boat, Miss Daisy.
My passion is being on the water, reading about the water, photographing the water, looking at art about the water, listening to music that makes me think about the water... AND most importantly, sharing the spiritual connection I have with the aquatic/marine environment. The water world is a captivating physical setting for my spiritual life which is seated in the philosophy, theology, and teachings of Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Merton, and the Franciscan Orders and their consistency with natural science and much of transcendental thought.
Brady lives in Pennsylvania and was ordained by American Marriage Ministries on June 19th, 2018.
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