@ Sea Podcast #48: Eugene Cho

November 1, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

A few years ago, in conversation with artist Dylan Mortimer, we identified what we called “3rd rail” topics; things that, when talked about (or sometimes even approached) overcharged conversations to the point of explosion; topics that blew things up between individuals as well as whole people groups. Dylan, then in his early 30s and staring … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #47: Levi The Poet

October 8, 2020News

Levi Macallister and I share in a sad and strange fraternity of sorts – sons who have lost their fathers tragically. We also share in the way we went about processing that particular trauma. Which is, to move toward music and poetry. It’s not just us, it’s the way a lot of us process trauma. … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #46: Latifah Phillips

September 9, 2020News

One of the hallmarks of a good or great artist is the ability to reinvent. The capacity to, after finding success with a certain formula or expression, change things up; even essential things. Because that artist is different. Latifah Phillips has been writing, re-writing, and reinventing for well over a decade. She is Page CXVI … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #45: Shaun Groves

July 18, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

Shaun Groves Intro It was 1997 in Palo Alto, CA. I remember sitting 7th row from the stage, listening to a man named Tony Campolo talk about loving people well. He talked about neighbors and kids. He told a story about Jesus I’d heard before touching and healing a leper. Then he started talking about … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #44: Sarah Heath

June 30, 2020News

It is hard to be a pastor. In fact, in the two decades I’ve worked as a songwriter, storyteller, author, advocate and a pastor, the weight and difficulty of the entire list before it, pales in comparison to how difficult I’ve found it to pastor wisely and lovingly. So, I find myself in sincere awe … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #43: Jennifer Lahl

June 16, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

Albert Camus writes about ethics, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”  And while I think we’d be hard-pressed to find someone who denies the importance of ethics, the practice and application of ethics can get tricky when related to cultures and disciplines in which we’re not as knowledgable.  Specifically, … Read More

@ Sea Podcast #42: Colby Martin

May 20, 2020At Sea, News, Podcast

One of the most persistent criticisms of religious progressivism is that it is reactive, pushing back on (and sometimes warring against) older, institutional practices deemed out of date, unhelpful, and even unjust. And while there is some good to such a posture, it doesn’t constitute a full enough profile of leadership.  In his book “The … 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

Dear Pastor, I Know It’s Hard

September 12, 2019News

It can be hard to recognize the difference between being useful and being used. It’s hard to love well when the missteps that often come naturally with relationships can be held against you and sometimes threaten your job.  It’s hard to be transparent and vulnerable when you know some folks will read it as weakness … Read More

To Remember Who I Am

August 31, 2019News

Just about every morning, i snap these cuffs onto my wrist. The brown one reads “Born of a broken man but not a broken man.” Lyrics Zach de la Rocha wrote about his father and the way bad religion had twisted him. I wear it as a way to remember (and by grace, transcend) the … Read More