A Response To: “5 Signs Your Church Might be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity”

Alisa Childers describes herself on her website as a “lifelong church-goer, follower of Jesus, and former CCM recording artist”. She wrote this blog, the text of which is quoted below. Many conservative Christians continue to ponder why people are leaving their churches. The answer lies in the tight-gripped theologies found in blogs like this one […]

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I turned 26 years old a few days ago. My favorite moment of celebration was on a cliff overlooking the ocean with some really rad people. We enjoyed a delicious meal, drank margaritas, flew a drone around, and caught up on life. I remember when the thought of being 18 sounded old. I remember being […]

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This last season of life has been different than any other in so many ways! I’ve been working on creating space for new people, places, and ideas as I move forward with planting a missional community in Ocean Beach. I just wanted to take a few minutes to share some random recent updates: Thanksgiving was […]

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the best is yet to come

Afraid it won’t come ’round again Afraid to move on Wishing I could go back when Everything was easier and meaningful to me Wanting all we left behind Like it’s the answer An hour glass we can’t rewind Holding back the life that I’ve denied for so long Can I find my way to you? […]

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A few weeks ago, in a home in the Golden Hill area of San Diego, about twelve of us gathered for our first missional cohort. We spent the weekend exploring the ideas of listening and submerging as it relates to living in place, in a missional way. I left the weekend encouraged, humbled, and filled with […]

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The amount of times I’ve almost written this blog is so many. I have drafts upon drafts sitting in my evernote that have gone unpublished. Mostly because I have so much to say and my perfectionist brain wants to organize it all perfectly into chunks and put it out there for the world in an […]

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About 18 months ago I was relaxing on the couch in our Fullerton apartment watching Breaking Bad when my best bud/roomie, Luke, says, “I think I’m going to study abroad in Australia next Fall…”. The following February, one day after his birthday, he’s on a plane to Melbourne, where he’ll be until the end of […]

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Sometimes I wake up in the morning and feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. It’s physically difficult to get out of bed because I feel like everything I do after that isn’t going to make a difference anyhow. This ‘rut’ can last, on and off, for days or weeks. It’s […]

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where I belong

Feeling like a refugee Like it don’t belong to me The colors flash across the sky This air feels strange to me Feeling like a tragedy I take a deep breath and close my eyes One last time One last time Storms on the wasteland Dark clouds on the plains again We were born into […]

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