If I hadn’t been a religion major in college, I often think I would have majored in English with an emphasis on writing. I’ve found writing to be a large part of my ministry and interests.
Pomomusings: I started my blog, Pomomusings, in 2003, and it’s been one of my primary outlets for writing about issues related to technology, theology, ministry, art and design and life. I’ve gone through times when I’ve been better at writing more consistently on it, but it’s still the default place that I go when I want to reflect on or share about significant questions that I’ve been wrestling with. It tends to be a bit controversial at times, but it provides some good opportunities for dialogue and conversation about important topics.
Dazed Dad: I started Dazed Dad when we found out we were pregnant with their twins. I was excited (and terribly freaked out) about the idea of being a father, and I could imagine that I would be “dazed” quite often. After we lost Micah and Judah halfway through our pregnancy, the content of the blog naturally shifted to loss and the grief journey. I found that writing publicly about my grief was incredibly helpful to me, and based on the emails I receive from other parents who’ve lost children and have found my blog, it has been helpful to others as well.
Other Published Work
Presbymergent: My chapter “Presbymergent: The Story of One Mainliner’s Quest to Be a Loyal Radical” (pdf copy here), was published in “An Emergent Manifesto of Hope” eds. Tony Jones & Doug Pagitt. The book has essays from a variety of people involved in the Emergent conversation.
Alban: I have an article in the Congregations magazine that Alban used to put out. You can download and read the article, Pastoral Transitions in the Age of Social Media, here.
Presbyterians Today: I’ve also written a few times for Presbyterians Today, and most recently wrote a Faith and Culture column about my Bible Blackouts. You can download and read the article, The Bible blackout: A new devotional practice for a remix culture, here.