Along the Wahiba Sands, in Oman, in 2012.

Along the Wahiba Sands, in Oman, in 2012.

A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way.
— Flannery O'Connor
While we may cherish our various rich religious inheritances, the essence of our being cannot be contained by the boundaries of religious definition.
— John Philip Newell
The idea of direct and complete access to truth is an arrogant illusion that violates the multifaceted integrity of the created world.
— Hans Boersma

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Stories/Essays

Stories/Essays
Watching Budrus with American Evangelicals

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, walls (material and immaterial), and peacemaking.

All She Does Is Nurture

How a purple-colored Sharpie and a Sara Bareilles song conspired to write this love-note to my wife.

The Most Interesting Canadian Pentecostal in the World

In Thailand, not your ordinary tale of human interest.

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Noah in New Orleans

While I haven't seen the film by Darren Aronofsky (yet), there is this poem by Katie Ford...

Some Christians in America Must Enjoy Getting Played

Prayers before NBA games in Oklahoma City would make Daniel Plainview grin—and maybe even desire another baptism. God knows, commerce and Christianity were meant for each other.

Down at the Corral

My four-course meal at the Golden Corral, in photos.