@Sea – Ep84 – The Problem of Care

October 7, 2021At Sea, Church, Community, Everything Has Changed, It Is What You Make of It, Leadership, Podcast

A few weeks ago, I was in a contraption with a few folks my age and older who were voicing concerns about all the “information” kids get online. During that conversation, statistics were thrown around about how much data we’re subject to. Apparently, every person creates something like 1.7 MB of data every second, which amounted … Read More

@Sea – Ep82 – Facts & Fiction

September 23, 2021At Sea, Christianity, Church, Community, Discipleship, It Is What You Make of It, Leadership, Politics, Reconciliation

It’s likely you’ve heard something like  “You’re being emotional.”  Or “let’s not bring emotions into this.”  And it’s likely that, when you heard it, it was said in the context of the conversation is about something very, very serious; something serious enough that, were we to “get emotional” or “bring emotions into it” we would … Read More

@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 – 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