@ Sea #57 – Deconstruction and Fundamentalism

March 4, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Community, Creativity, Deconstruction, Doubt, It Is What You Make of It, Leadership, Podcast, Reconciliation

I just got off the phone with a long-time friend who is now a coaching client.  It’s the call I needed in order to finish this script.  This beloved friend began the conversation with the nearly universal phrase: “I feel like I’m always in the middle.” And I get that.  Even though I disagree a … 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

“Curse Of The Faithful” Lyrics

May 5, 2020Church, News

1. Curse Of The Faithful I’m here. I’m always here. And you know that because you’ve tested me You know that that’s what’s best in me; That when it all breaks, I’m still holding on.  There’s a story to tell About the houses that fellAnd the ones they left trapped underneath Who stood in their places With everything … 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 #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

@ 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