@ 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

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

April 3, 2019Christianity, Lent

On Ash Wednesday, I shared a short meditation on my relationship with death and promised to share, over the Lenten season, a few touch-points in that history. This is the 4th installment. — On May 8, 2018, my son lost his first pet; a guinea pig named “Morris.” At first, Asa seemed to take the … Read More

LENTEN REFLECTION: Carmen

March 20, 2019Christianity, Lent

On Ash Wednesday, I shared a short meditation on my relationship with death and promised to share, over the Lenten season, a few touch-points in that history. The first installment is here. Below is the second. Full disclosure: it is an installment I didn’t plan on writing:   ——  I used to have an office … 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