@ Sea #51 – Labels vs Relationships

January 21, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Reflections

Most of the guests I host on the podcast share some kind of faith in common. For many of them, that faith carries the label of “Christianity.” for others, that label doesn’t fit quite as well or as comfortably. My last guest, Jon Steingard, is one such guest for whom religious labels are somewhat unhelpful, … Read More

@ Sea #50 – Jon Steingard

January 14, 2021At Sea

Jon Steingard spent 16 years as a musician, songwriter, and frontman in a band whose success had its context in what some call the “Christian market.” I’ve spent a bit of time there myself and there’s a whole conversation herein about whether or not a marketplace can be “Christian,”  (i think it can’t). But that’s … Read More

@Sea – Season 6

January 6, 2021News

When I started the @ Sea Podcast, I was doing a bit of soul searching. The way I communicated it originally was that the cultural spaces I was used to hosting the work of soul-shaping and meaning-making had ceased to work for enough people or enough kinds of people. In response to that, I wanted … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #48: Eugene Cho

November 1, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

A few years ago, in conversation with artist Dylan Mortimer, we identified what we called “3rd rail” topics; things that, when talked about (or sometimes even approached) overcharged conversations to the point of explosion; topics that blew things up between individuals as well as whole people groups. Dylan, then in his early 30s and staring … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #47: Levi The Poet

October 8, 2020News

Levi Macallister and I share in a sad and strange fraternity of sorts – sons who have lost their fathers tragically. We also share in the way we went about processing that particular trauma. Which is, to move toward music and poetry. It’s not just us, it’s the way a lot of us process trauma. … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #46: Latifah Phillips

September 9, 2020News

One of the hallmarks of a good or great artist is the ability to reinvent. The capacity to, after finding success with a certain formula or expression, change things up; even essential things. Because that artist is different. Latifah Phillips has been writing, re-writing, and reinventing for well over a decade. She is Page CXVI … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #45: Shaun Groves

July 18, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

Shaun Groves Intro It was 1997 in Palo Alto, CA. I remember sitting 7th row from the stage, listening to a man named Tony Campolo talk about loving people well. He talked about neighbors and kids. He told a story about Jesus I’d heard before touching and healing a leper. Then he started talking about … Read More

@ 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