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

May It Be So

September 24, 2019Blog, Christianity, Church, Discipleship, Prayer

I spend a lot of my time and energy actively imagining what the practice of faith looks like “tomorrow.” That is to say, I started creating and helping create religious culture over 25 years ago and I’m deeply invested in what the practice of faith will look like 25 years from now.  I want to … Read More

@ Sea Podcast Season 3 Recap/Review

January 17, 2019Advocacy, At Sea, Atheism, Christianity, Church, Community, Compassion, Creativity, Deconstruction, Discipleship, Good Music, Podcast, Politics, Prayer, Race, Reconciliation

Take a brief tour through some of the key moments in conversations that defined Season 3 of the podcast. My guests: – Dominique Dubois Gillard   – Sandra McCracken   – Carlos Whittaker   – Jeremy Cowart   – Michael Mcbride   – Matt Shotwell   – Scott Erickson   – Jonathan Merritt   – … Read More

Don’t Quit.

February 7, 2017Christianity, Church, Creativity, Discipleship, Doubt, Politics, Prayer, Sermons

My religious tradition uses the word “evil” or “darkness.” Steven Pressfield calls it “Resistance.” And while there are volumes written about it, the one thing I’ve come to know/believe about evil/darkness/Resistance is that it plays the long game. More than anything else, darkness or evil counts on you and I quitting at some point. So don’t. Getting … Read More

Is Christian Music Dishonest?

April 30, 2016Christianity, Church, Creativity, Discipleship, Worship

Is music in the “Christian marketplace” markedly dishonest? Specifically in the way its writers address the darker aspects of life? More so than music made in the broader, “General market” is? In his a Fuller-curated conversation between Bono  and Eugene Peterson, Bono suggests as much. I’m not so sure. Let’s see what Drake has to say about the deeper … Read More

Lenten Journey: Let’s Practice Lent Together

January 27, 2016Discipleship, Lent, Prayer

Lent begins in just two weeks and I’d love to journey through the season with you. Along with expanded content from the Prayer Book, I’ll be sharing practices, stories, insights, meditations, etc.. that are part of my Lenten journey and which I believe could be helpful in yours.   Some of that content will make … Read More