@ Sea Podcast #44: Sarah Heath

June 30, 2020News

It is hard to be a pastor. In fact, in the two decades I’ve worked as a songwriter, storyteller, author, advocate and a pastor, the weight and difficulty of the entire list before it, pales in comparison to how difficult I’ve found it to pastor wisely and lovingly. So, I find myself in sincere awe … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #43: Jennifer Lahl

June 16, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

Albert Camus writes about ethics, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”  And while I think we’d be hard-pressed to find someone who denies the importance of ethics, the practice and application of ethics can get tricky when related to cultures and disciplines in which we’re not as knowledgable.  Specifically, … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #42: Colby Martin

May 20, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

One of the most persistent criticisms of religious progressivism is that it is reactive, pushing back on (and sometimes warring against) older, institutional practices deemed out of date, unhelpful, and even unjust. And while there is some good to such a posture, it doesn’t constitute a full enough profile of leadership.  In his book “The … Read More

May 6 And A Few Words About Why I Made New Music

May 6, 2020Christianity, Church, Creativity, Deconstruction, Discipleship, Doubt, Good Music, Reconciliation, Reflections, Songwriting

My father over-identified with his work. It cost him his life. I’ve talked about that a lot since losing him, which happened 22yrs ago, today.  Talking about my Dad’s overworking and depression was a warning to folks kind enough to listen. I also know I live with many of the same capacities for overwork and … Read More

“Curse Of The Faithful” Lyrics

May 5, 2020Church, News

1. Curse Of The Faithful I’m here. I’m always here. And you know that because you’ve tested me You know that that’s what’s best in me; That when it all breaks, I’m still holding on.  There’s a story to tell About the houses that fellAnd the ones they left trapped underneath Who stood in their places With everything … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #41: Ben McBride

March 16, 2020At Sea, Podcast

It’s one thing to say “we’re in this together.” It’s another thing entirely to practice “belonging” and pay the kind of price required to actually broaden one’s tent; to include people who would just as soon exclude or eliminate you from the socio-cultural mix altogether.  For many years now, Ben McBride has been doing the … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #40: Jeremy Jones

February 5, 2020Podcast, Prayer, Teaching

This episode airs in February of 2020 and gyms all over the country are wrapping up their New Year’s deals to entice newcomers. It’s a poorly kept secret in the fitness world that most gyms (24 hr Fitness, Planet Fitness and the like) harvest the majority of their memberships in January and then.. come February … Read More

“Thank You.”

November 28, 2019Blog

“Thank you,” at its root, isn’t just the acknowledgment of a goods/services exchange; it is the recognition that there is a person on the the other side of that exchange. The word “thank” shares a Latin root with the word “think.” That makes the phrase “Thank you” actually mean something more like “I think of … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #39: Michael Frost

November 7, 2019Podcast

In a recent poll of Australians, 70% of those polled claimed to mistrust religious leaders. Of course, I don’t spend a lot of time searching Australian polling data. I saw this because I pay attention to author and missiologist Michael Frost. Michael,  has spent much the past two decades tilting his ear towards those who live well beyond … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #38: Cameron Dezen Hammon

October 10, 2019Podcast

In his early letters to Jesus followers the Apostle Paul regularly and specifically warned against a religious philosophy called Gnosticism. In short, Gnosticism valued immaterial things and particular devalued the human body.  Over 2000 years later, it seems to me that disembodiment of various kinds continues to pose a threat, not just to a healthy … Read More