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




Persecuted Christians, Western Christians

Armenian Christians fleeing for their lives in Syria. Same-sex wedding cakes in Colorado.

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 Blog

The Blog
My Neighbour's Faith: Challenge

Select quotations on Islam in post-colonial Africa.

My Neighbour's Faith: Introduction

Select quotations on religion and violence, Western scholars and Islam, ideas and faces.

Noah in New Orleans

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