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The Way I Came

This February, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be disassembled. Trucks and cranes will shake loose the concrete foundations before an earthquake has the pleasure, and I’m beginning to realize that I will never be able to leave Seattle the way I came.

Take-Out Evangelism

When a man approached me in the mall food court and sheepishly asked if I had a few minutes to talk about Jesus, I reflexively smiled and said, “Oh, I’m already a Christian!” before realizing I wasn’t completely lying this time.

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Thick, globby specks of white dotted the sky, like Impressionist brushstrokes viewed too close up.

Don René

He did not use grand showmanship or elaborate displays. He used simple, humble, everyday love.

One Year

“What if we had never met? had broken up in college? were still dating and living apart?” one of us will ask the other.

Twenty-nine

So Happy Birthday, Kendahl, and cheers to twenty-nine. This year is going to be the best one yet.

Sacred Spaces: Some Distinctly Un-data-driven Conclusions

Sacred Spaces: Some Distinctly Un-data-driven Conclusions

by | Nov 5, 2018

Seeing chipped stained glass and other signs of disrepair was dismaying, but it also renewed my appreciation of how church architecture brings grandeur into public space.

Dim Vision: Worship as a Microcosm of White Privilege

Dim Vision: Worship as a Microcosm of White Privilege

As a white person, it’s easy for me to assume that my way of viewing the world is normal. And not just normal, but best. That my way of talking is best. That my way of keeping time is best. That my way of doing church is best.

Open Seating

Open Seating

“I’m actually on a connecting flight, traveling to a corn hole tournament. It’s a pretty big deal,” the man in the seat behind me announced. 

The Art of Staying

The Art of Staying

I love the city I now call home, but it’s never been my destination.