@Sea – Ep74 – Simone Biles, Athletics and Whole Health

July 29, 2021At Sea, Creativity, It Is What You Make of It, News, Podcast, Reflections

Stephen Pressfield calls it “Resistance.”  A number of religious traditions call it “sin.”  But regardless of the name folks apply to it, it seems to me that we generally share, cross-culturally and throughout history, a sense and a lament that things don’t work out perfectly; that things fall apart and that plans don’t always go … 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

@Sea – Ep64 – Nick Laparra

May 6, 2021At Sea, Community, Compassion, Creativity, Deconstruction, Discipleship, It Is What You Make of It, Podcast, Reflections, Soul-Audio

The @ Sea podcast started out to be (and I hope continues to be) a helpful and hopeful guide through sometimes murky or turbulent cultural waters. Some of what that looks like is talking to people I don’t align with politically, ideologically, culturally,… Not because it’s enough to simply “celebrate diversity” but because the discipline … 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

@ 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