I. Its been another devastating month for Bay Area students and their loved ones. Three suicides in as many weeks. Two students jumped in front of CALTrains and another off a 280 freeway overpass. Those are just the ones I’ve heard of through friends and social networks, the ones that were reported on by news […]
Faith questions. It thrives cheek and jowl with doubt, in places where mystery trumps certainty, when we give God room to move in unexpected ways. And move He does, unchanging even as He bids us follow to places even angels fear to tread. Here is a place for faith questions, a place where faith questions. I don't have answers, only the desperation to follow God into an unseen yet promised land, and a vague sense of how to travel: honestly, embracing doubt, admitting tension, on hands and knees, feet too, running. With words and tears. Blindly sometimes. I'm glad you are here. I hope you join me.
I didn’t set out to write a book. I set out to write a poem of all things (disclaimer: I am not a poet), and ended up spending a year studying the psalms — reading them, singing them, even learning to write my own. Along the way, this book emerged. Its about my pilgrimage through the psalms, an almost ineffable […]
The Bible is full of faith questions. Don’t believe me, read the Psalms. Better yet, listen to them. Meet James Garcia: great guy, musician extraordinaire. James has produced 15 original songs based on the psalms — some favorites like Psalm 23, as well as some surprises. He’s titled the CD “A Window into the Psalms” and here’s […]
Well hello there! Let me attempt to tell you something meaningful about myself. Most of the time I feel out of place in the world. I’m introverted but gregarious, shy but forceful. I love anonymity but keep getting dragged, kicking and screaming, into the public square. I grew up as an evangelical Christian, but I’m […]
True confession: I have a love/hate relationship with blogging. For now, this is a place for public wrangling as I struggle to abandon the comfort of religious systems to get at a purer gospel and an incarnational faith. I abhor the hot take, I write when I must, when something inside is about to burst. I hope you join me in dialogue.
Time for a confession: about once a month I sit down in the middle of the day. That’s it. That’s my confession. You were hoping for something a bit more titillating, weren’t you? Mainly I sit down because I’m so exhausted that the mere thought of trying to be productive makes me want to curl […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about privilege. About what the Kingdom of God is and what privilege has to do with it. How those of us in the affluent Christian West might actually enter the Kingdom of God, and why indeed we might want to. It all started at the beginning of the summer […]