Not every thought has to be fully formed, so this is where I capture the fun, frivolous, or spur-of-the-moment musings.

  • Storyteller

    I never saw myself as a storyteller. I saw myself as a listener, a reader, a lover of stories, not a teller of them.
  • Salvation, a Present Reality

    We often seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding that Scripture - Jesus and Paul and the prophets - are guiding us toward a particular destination, an afterlife. But the more I read and study Scripture, the more I think that's wrong.
  • Every Creature Beautiful

    The biblical story of the creation of the world is not one of defining binaries, but of recognizing the beauty inherent in each of us.
  • The GREATEST Reason the Writers Strike is Good for America

    There's one really great thing about this writers strike.
  • God’s Holiness, Justice, and Love

    God's holiness and justness are products of God's love. They don't exist as independent characteristics, creating conflicts in God's character. Holiness and justice are outflows of God's nature, which is love.
  • Wounded for Fear

    A Good Friday meditation on why Jesus suffered the cross.
  • Why it’s been hard for me to feel my feelings

    I exist at the intersection of three groups that are really bad at expressing their feelings. I’ve spent a lot of time in therapy working through this problem, and I want to share what that intersection has looked like in my life.
  • Why I Love Words and Paper

    Words, if you look at them, are a binary of black and white, ink on a page. But when we listen to them, when we see them for what they mean, they shine.
  • The Joy and Pain of My Storytelling

    Continually I find myself unable to capture the details in my imagination as words on a page. It's an awful cycle. I love it.
  • Grandfathers, Death, and the Character of Life

    I was fortunate to have three grandpas in my life. It’s strange having all three of them gone. An entire generation of men in my lineage has passed. I feel the weight of it, as if a mantle has been passed to my father, and the mantle he wore has been passed to me.
  • God is Love, Not a Slave Lord

    Despite what Paul says, I don’t think God desires us to be slaves of God.
  • A Found Poem About Friendship Based on a ChatGPT Poem About Socks

    When I asked ChatGPT to write a sonnet about socks, it did! And a surprisingly coherent one, too. But then I wanted to see if I could take what it created and turn it into something new.
  • What I Mean When I Say “Something New”

    Yesterday I said I was starting something new: a “web log” or “blog” for short. That was a joke, because blogs have been around for a long time now. What I actually mean is that I’m going back to something old.
  • Starting Something New

    So here I am. It’s the second day of January. I’m starting something new. I’m calling it a “web log” or “blog” for short. (It's okay to laugh, that was a joke.)