“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

@ Sea Podcast #32: Aaron Niequist (full interview)

March 26, 2019Church, Podcast

For a season, Aaron Niequist worked at a church called Willow Creek in the Chicago area; a church that functioned as a kind of flagship for mainline christian Chruch practice. He also served at Mars Hill in Grant Rapids Michigan, a church whose culture was often seen as a next step away from (if not … Read More

LENTEN REFLECTION: Losing Pat

March 13, 2019Blog, Christianity, Lent

Stavros’ mother was bedrock in his life. Stavros was bedrock in mine. When Stavros’ mother Pat passed away, it shook a number of us (Stavros more than anyone). When I think about her passing, I remember gathering in the hospital parking lot with a small group of people my same age (mid-20’s) to sing and … Read More

@ Sea Podcast 31: Jen Hatmaker

March 6, 2019Podcast

Welcome to Season 4! And what a way to kick it off! In the fall of 2018, I got to spend a few weeks on the road with Jen Hatmaker and Nichole Nordeman on their Moxie Matters tour. For 15 nights, I got to play songs and then watch  rooms full of women (and a … 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

@ Sea Podcast #28: Scott Erickson (Part 2)

October 18, 2018Christianity, Church, Podcast, Politics

This is part two of my interview with visual artist and storyteller Scott Erickson. If you haven’t had the chance to check out part one, it’s not necessary to hear it first .. but… it might be helpful.. and it’s a great conversation. The second half of our conversation turns more specifically to the role … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #27: Scott Erickson

September 26, 2018Christianity, Podcast

My guest on this episode is long-time friend and co-creator Scott Erickson. He and I created and released the book “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” a few years ago and his partnership has been not only enjoyable but enriching and transformative. Scott’s work as a visual artist and storyteller comes from and carves out what … Read More