@Sea – Ep81 – Taylor Schumann

September 16, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Community, Compassion, Doubt, It Is What You Make of It, Justice, Podcast

I’ve come to pretty fundamentally believe that some things cannot (and should not) be discussed outside of personal experience. That might sound odd coming from someone with a relatively traditional education in western philosophy. But… here I am.  One of the keenest examples of that is gun violence. The way I see it:  despite the … Read More

@Sea – Ep74 – KJ Ramsey

July 22, 2021At Sea, Church, Discipleship, It Is What You Make of It, Podcast, Reconciliation, Reflections, Teaching

I was setting up to interview an upcoming guest when she told me “I’m sorry I’ll have to be pretty strict with the hour and leave right away. I’m seeing my therapist right after this.”  “Absolutely,” I told her.  “We’ll probably talk for 45 min.”“Great. I’m really looking forward to this session with her.”  Now, … Read More

@Sea – Ep70 – Christopher Williams

June 17, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Community, Creativity, Deconstruction, Good Music, It Is What You Make of It, Podcast, Reconciliation, Reflections, Songwriting

In his Legendary book “The War of Art” Steven Pressfield writes:“The professional arms himself with patience, not only to give the stars time to align in his career but to keep himself from flaming out in each individual work. He knows that any job, whether it’s a novel or a kitchen remodel, takes twice as … Read More

@Sea – Ep67 – Staying Power

May 27, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Community, Creativity, Design, Doubt, Good Music, It Is What You Make of It, Making Music, Reflections, Songwriting

During studio sessions with younger or inexperienced musicians, my dear friend and music producer Masaki Liu would often be asked questions like “What do you think about our chances?” Or “Do you think we can make it?” And, more often than not, he’d consistently respond with an intentionally cryptic piece of encouragement that went pretty … Read More

Hermeneutics, LGBTQ Youth, and the Pursuit of Love

April 29, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Creativity, Deconstruction, Discipleship, Doubt, It Is What You Make of It, Leadership, Podcast, Reconciliation, Reflections

I remember being in a conversation, I think it was my Junior year of college, in which I was fully introduced to the term “hermeneutics.” I’d been familiar with “interpretation” before but the idea that there was a field of study based on the interpretive potters of readers was fascinating to me. It actually gave … Read More